Recently, funnyman Roy Rivenburg mocked L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez for constantly mentioning a certain city official’s Hummer. In a satirical piece, Rivenburg assumed Lopez’s voice and said:
Arnold and Antonio: You’re off the hook today. You too, Mahony. I’m even declaring a moratorium on the mayor’s transportation czar – you know, the guy whose Humvee I manage to mention in one out of every five columns lately.
Hilarious. And I guess Lopez is out of material, because he’s doing it again:
I’d been hoping to catch the eye of Jaime de la Vega, the creativity-challenged deputy mayor for transportation under Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Surely he’d have plenty of room for me in his big honking Hummer, and I could ask what he’s done for us lately besides chug around town at 12 miles to the gallon.
The latest Hummer reference comes up in a column where Lopez tries to hitch a ride downtown.
Man, I wish I’d known. I would have loved to have blown past Lopez myself.