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Another Hummer Reference in a Steve Lopez Column

Filed under: Dog Trainer,General — Patterico @ 10:37 pm

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.

8 Responses to “Another Hummer Reference in a Steve Lopez Column”

  1. Is the mayor’s name still Villaraigosa? Given that his maiden name is Villar, and his former wife’s was Raigosa, I figured that by now he’d have changed his name to Antonio Villarwhoeverthehellimbangingthisweek.

    Xrlq (b71926)

  2. The same liberals in hollyweird who berate persons for driving SUVs the way they do in the NEW YORK SLIMES are the same ones who drive around to their silly award shows in their gas guzzling 4 mpg limos such as AL BORE and JOHN EDWORM

    Krazy Kagu (b76582)

  3. K.K. is like a walking euphemism.

    Ben Dover (a1e931)

  4. Has he written anything about the Governator and his LeerJet?

    Neal N. Bob (a1e931)

  5. Damn, from the headline I thought it was an article about Monica Lewinsky. Or is that joke below me?

    kaf (77fad0)

  6. “Has he written anything about the Governator and his LeerJet?”

    Tough to say. It might not come up on any Google searches, but that might be because Lopez prefers to call Arnold “Der Gropenfeuher.”

    Sean P (e57269)

  7. Man, I thought the story was going to be about the Mayor and famous News-strumpet Mirthala Salinas. Maybe next time, huh.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  8. The mayor couldn’t be there; he was out poling the electorate.

    Likkit Ann Stikkit (64f9d0)

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