I hope that Obama’s seating chart is a setup for a rigged game of musical chairs, with Antonio Villaraigosa left standing when the music stops. He was a Hillary national campaign chair, so this would be a strange quid pro quo. Hmm, he’s the only invitee whose name ends in a vowel (Irish “y”s not included)–can’t he be given an ambassadorship to someplace he can do no harm? I hear that Luxembourg is lovely this time of year.
One might expect that being mayor of a huge city would confer more economic expertise than being governor of a state bought from Russia would foreign-policy acumen, but one would be wrong.
Villaraigosa: Faking an Economic Miracle: Mayor sought a study saying East and South L.A. are booming. They’re not.