You probably think local politics are a joke. Mainly, because of the Jokey McJokersons that run the place. So, it wouldn’t surprise me if you didn’t know who Matt Szabo is. I didn’t.
Matt Szabo is Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s press secretary. His name is popping up a lot more lately, thanks to a mayor with a hectic dating life and the secretary’s brand new Twitter account. Szabo joined “twitterworld” as he called it on July 1, to “provide useful/helpful info on mayor v’s views & his administration’s positions.”
Views on what? Lu Parker?
I only discovered Szabo’s tweets after seeing his re-tweeted rebuttal of LAObserved. I was fascinated to discover how defensive he is when posting:
Nothing to LAO’s Myr V “tweeter uncovered” post. Mayor either tweets himself, or I approve w direct authorization http://tinyurl.com/mnk2ge about 11 hours ago from web
LA Times headline on LAPD crime stats badly misleads. LAPD reports ALL crime stats. Comp glitch caused mapping errors. http://shar.es/hEUn about 12 hours ago from ShareThis.com
@KFIAM640 Correction: Cost to city is $1.4m, not $1.6m … RT @KFIAM640 t-rae here…in the news, szabo says total cost to taxpayers?$1.6 mil about 18 hours ago from web in reply to KFIAM640
Getting several emails asking why we are “wasting time” encouraging MJ donations when we have a budget crisis. Folks, that’s precisely why. 12:23 PM Jul 7th from TwitterBerry
Those who opposed moving gang redux progs to mayor’s ofc shld read LA Times SNL story. LA Wkly, other cynics take note. http://shar.es/Gv5m 5:18 PM Jul 4th from ShareThis.com
Sounds a little pissy. Maybe he wouldn’t have to be so defensive if his boss actually did his job.