In spite of my criticism of the City Council earlier this week, I do want to commend Council President Eric Garcetti for enlisting in the Navy. Regardless of what motivated this decision (patriotism, political ambition, a little of both), his eight year commitment is nothing to balk at – neither is the possibility that his unit could be called for active duty.
According to the LA Times, Garcetti has already begun spending one weekend a month in San Diego for training sessions, and during the City Council’s two week recess (beginning next week), he’ll be in Pensacola, FL preparing to be an intelligence officer.
Thats right, Garcetti is being groomed to be a secret agent.
Also of note is one of the reasons the Council President gave for enlisting: “I’m a proponent of mandatory national service, and I think we have sacrificed very little in my generation.”