Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Los Angeles City Hall
Today's Rally on the steps of City Hall drew a mixed crowd. The vast majority were there to show their support for the calls to investigate Jack Weiss, as reported below.
But there was another small group watching intently, Jack Weiss's campaign advisor, Ace Smith (blue shirt, hands in pockets), and two sharply dressed unidentified men, seen here engaged in obviously highly animated tones with reporters Sherri Okamoto and Greg Katz from the Metropolitan News, and the Daily Journal, respectively.
The old adage, 'a picture paints a thousand words' is perhaps most apt here. As Ace Smith stands head bowed, perhaps in despair as his carefully crafted campaign falls apart, the unidentified gentlemen holds his hands defensively as he tries to address accusations of Jack Weiss's corruption and incompetence.
From the expression on his face and his gestures, he may be failing to answer the reporter's questions convincingly.