Prof. Dr. Antonio Villaraigosa, M.A., M.S., Ph.D., M.D., D.D., and B.S.

Antonio Villaraigosa, wikimediaFormer Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa brought Los Angeles to the brink of bankruptcy, as warned another former mayor, Richard Riordan. The next recession still could see L.A. go BK. Also on Villaraigosa’s watch, the city’s schools continued to underperform, and its roads continued to crumble, as seen — and felt — by any ride through the city.

Without a job, and apparently not getting one from the embattled Obama administration, he just got hired by USC to be “a professor of practice.” Having been mayor for eight years, one would think he wouldn’t need any more practice.

He also “will be a principal in the newly formed USC Villaraigosa Initiative for Restoring the California Dream, designed to focus on governance, public-private partnerships and social innovation. He’ll also lecture to graduate and undergraduate classes on public-sector management,” according to the Daily News.

It’s a bafflement how someone who helped destroy the California Dream will be able to help restore it.

This is the second political coup for USC. Last year it nabbed the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, thanks to hefty donations from Der Terminator (of California prosperity).

The USC Villaraigosa Initiative for Restoring the California Dream and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy should join together for a symposium, “Tony and Arnold’s Excellent Adventure Destroying L.A. and CA.”

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  1. Listener
    Listener 26 October, 2013, 09:38

    The only initials that fit old Villyraghosy: BS. And he is right at home at the Arnold Institue of Groping and Philandering.

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  2. Queeg
    Queeg 26 October, 2013, 10:04

    Mayor Yorty was the last hope for LA.

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  3. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 26 October, 2013, 12:39

    After his impressive academic career where he got into UCLA on an affirmative action preference, had to go to an unaccredited law school run by a union hack and flunked the bar exam numerous times I can see why USC would be impressed by his credentials and intellect.

    When I find myself in the wealthier neighborhoods around town I see lots of USC pennants, bumper stickers, etc. Why do these wealthy people spend huge amounts of money to send their kids to a place that hires Bozo’s like Tony Villar?

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  4. Rex the Wonderdog!
    Rex the Wonderdog! 26 October, 2013, 15:33

    He also “will be a principal in the newly formed USC Villaraigosa Initiative for Restoring the California Dream
    ==
    PLEASE John, please tell me you made that name up……..if not, and it is a legit name, then someone needs to transplant a brain into Antonio’s head, b/c he s clearly missing one 🙂

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  5. Rex the Wonderdog!
    Rex the Wonderdog! 26 October, 2013, 15:34

    BTW that “DD” should read “JD”, as Antonio graduated from the “People’s College of Law”….

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  6. Ted Steele, CEO
    Ted Steele, CEO 26 October, 2013, 18:34

    Did an LA to DC flight 2 weeks ago with the Mayor— great guy!

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  7. BillyBS
    BillyBS 26 October, 2013, 18:54

    Thisnmember of the ruling National Socialist Party, with his ties to the cartels is positioned well for the future.

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  8. Queeg
    Queeg 28 October, 2013, 09:26

    Sometimes it’s good to upgrade the indefensible for the greater good…..sorta like that give every kid gets a trophy thingee or something….

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  9. Ted Steele, CEO
    Ted Steele, CEO 30 October, 2013, 14:53

    I like the cut o yer jib Queegster!

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