Seriously - you've got to wonder if anyone's editing anything at the LA Times these days when stuff like this slips through....
In a discussion of 'activities' at the recent city council retreat this is where Steve's mind... stooped... to:
"The next great idea is coming from the person sitting next to you," Garcetti said as the retreat began….
And who was sitting next to Garcetti?
That would be Councilman Dennis Zine, who was playing around on his laptop computer while Garcetti spoke.
That, of course, means Zine is now on the clock for THE NEXT GREAT IDEA, and we kindly request that he submit it in writing for publication by 4 p.m. Thursday.
We also should add that... belt-buckle mistletoe... do(es) not qualify as the next great idea.
Between 'playing around on his laptop' and 'belt-buckle mistletoe' - I don't think I'll ever be able to look at Dennis Zine - or Steve Hymon - in the same way again.