Hypocrisy and the Real World

Nury Martinez. (Photo by Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images.)

Dear Reader,

“F— that guy. … He’s with the blacks.” 

That’s what Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez said in a secretly recorded conversation with two other Latino councilmembers that is blowing up L.A. politics. Indeed, all three of them said all sorts of terrible, racist garbage in the context of a very contentious fight about redistricting in Los Angeles. The White House has already weighed in, saying that they should all resign. Martinez stepped down as president on Monday, but that was not enough for the critics.

And I kind of think it’s great.

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