Villaraigosa has a new Facebook app asking you to pledge allegiance to him. Behold:
It is not the fact that he claims to be “bringing us together,” or that he is “getting things done,” that bothers me most. Instead, it is the disturbing trend in political head shots featuring the coat over the shoulder. The one that says, “Hey, I’m just like you, voter. I’m taking off the tweed and rolling up the shirt sleeves to make this a better city.”
It should be noted that Antonio isn’t the first to channel his inner 80’s. Tom LaBonge of District 4 does it on his $25,000 website:
Councilmember Richard Alarcon of District 7 also sports the look on his. (Bonus points for the mustache.):
With 13.3% of the City Council and the Mayor of Los Angeles already embracing the look, one has to wonder if this is the next big thing in fashion. It’s hip to be square.