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Report: L.A. mayor Villaraigosa acknowledges 'relationship' with TV reporter
ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/3/07 | AP

Posted on 07/03/2007 8:53:55 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who is in the midst of divorce proceedings with his wife, acknowledged in a statement published Tuesday that he is in a relationship with a Spanish-language television reporter.

“It is true that I have a relationship with Ms. Mirthala Salinas,” Villaraigosa said in a statement published in the Los Angeles Daily News. “As I've said I take full responsibility for my actions, and I once again ask that people respect my family's privacy. For my part, I intend to stay focused on my job, and to work as hard as I can every day to be the best mayor I can be.”

Villaraigosa had previously declined to comment, but issued the statement after the paper told him it was set to publish a story about his relationship with the Telemundo newswoman.

Salinas moved off the political beat, which includes coverage of the mayor, about 11 months ago, Telemundo spokesman Alfredo Richard said. He said the station wouldn't comment on employees' personal lives.

Messages left after hours by The Associated Press with Villaraigosa's office and at Telemundo, whose parent company is NBC Universal, were not immediately returned.

The mayor and his wife separated last month after 20 years of marriage. Corina Villaraigosa filed for divorce June 12, a day after the mayor told reporters in a City Hall news conference that he took the blame for his crumbling marriage.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: acknowledges; aliens; illegalimmigration; illegals; losangeles; mayor; relationship; telemundobondage; tvreporter; villaraigosa
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1 posted on 07/03/2007 8:53:57 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Mirthala Salinas
Telemundo 52
2 posted on 07/03/2007 8:54:53 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... For want of a few good men, a once great nation was lost.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Villarsalinas” actually rolls off the tongue a bit better. ;)


3 posted on 07/03/2007 8:55:10 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: NormsRevenge

No está culpable.

4 posted on 07/03/2007 8:55:23 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: NormsRevenge

So, is he going to change his name to “Villasalinas”?


5 posted on 07/03/2007 8:55:33 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: NormsRevenge

“Romance” in Atzlan.


6 posted on 07/03/2007 8:55:39 AM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, he has good visual sense at least...


7 posted on 07/03/2007 8:55:40 AM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: NormsRevenge
“As I've said I take full responsibility for my actions, and I once again ask that people respect my family's privacy.

Speaking out of both sides of his mouth award!

8 posted on 07/03/2007 8:56:45 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: NormsRevenge; dighton; doug from upland; martin_fierro; jdm; Tijeras_Slim

Will we have to refer now to Mayor Villaraigosalinas?


9 posted on 07/03/2007 8:56:55 AM PDT by Petronski (imwithfred.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder if he came here to clean her toilet.


10 posted on 07/03/2007 8:58:54 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: NormsRevenge

Another example of the close relationship between the press and the dimocRAT party.


11 posted on 07/03/2007 8:58:55 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: NormsRevenge

He has better taste than Bill Clinton......

So now both LA and San Francisco have currently serving philandering mayors..... what a great state! Maybe the CA voters just need to establish publicly funded brothels for their politicians...... /s


12 posted on 07/03/2007 9:01:30 AM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t think anyone’s surprised least of all the wife. If Antonio wasn’t the mayor, would Mirthala even looked in his direction? I think NOT!


13 posted on 07/03/2007 9:02:42 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: martin_fierro
“It is true that I have a relationship with Ms. Mirthala Salinas,”

Continuing he said: "And man is she ever fine. Oh man what a bod. I don't need viagra or cialis, she's so hot. You guys are just jealous. And you should see some of her FRIENDS! I get shaky just thinking of them too. Maybe I can talk her into having some of them join us. You guys should be so lucky! And uh, oh yeah, THIS IS A PRIVATE MATTER! (I can't wait for the weekend to get her out of those clothes. I get dizzy and I'm about to faint with anticipation as it is.")

14 posted on 07/03/2007 9:03:01 AM PDT by Enterprise (I can't talk about liberals anymore because some of the words will get me sent to rehab.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Doing the work that legally married women wont do?”


15 posted on 07/03/2007 9:03:07 AM PDT by Gideon T. Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American. PALESTINIANS: A proud history of mindless violence since 1964.)
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To: Enchante

“Publically funded brothels?”

I believe they are called City Hall.


16 posted on 07/03/2007 9:05:05 AM PDT by Gideon T. Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American. PALESTINIANS: A proud history of mindless violence since 1964.)
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To: Enchante

He may have better taste but HE is still a rotten tamale.


17 posted on 07/03/2007 9:05:41 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NormsRevenge

Its a cultural thing...family values and infidelity.


18 posted on 07/03/2007 9:05:59 AM PDT by rolling_stone (same)
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To: Chi-townChief

Good one!


19 posted on 07/03/2007 9:06:27 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: rolling_stone

Yes it is...Go to confession on Sunday and everything is now fine!


20 posted on 07/03/2007 9:07:19 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Chi-townChief

I think she’ll be cleaning his “door knob”....


21 posted on 07/03/2007 9:08:49 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Petronski; Nachum

Wait, then it’s true what my sister (who lives in LA) told me that Villaraigosa used to be Villa, and his wife Raigosa, and that they combined their names to form a new surname? How gay is that?!?


22 posted on 07/03/2007 9:10:15 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
How gay is that?!?


23 posted on 07/03/2007 9:11:58 AM PDT by Petronski (imwithfred.com)
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To: NormsRevenge
I take full NO responsibility for my actions, and I once again ask that people THE MEDIA respect my family's privacy TO BUTT OUT OF MY LIFE. For my part, I intend to stay focused on my job ABANDON MY FAMILY BECAUSE I'M AN ARROGANT JERK, and to work as hard as I can every day to be the best mayor I can be NAIL EVERY HOT BROAD WHO'LL HAVE ME BECAUSE I HAVE NO MORAL CHARACTER.
24 posted on 07/03/2007 9:13:06 AM PDT by gunservative
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To: NormsRevenge

To quote a friend from college:

“Hot enough to make your teeth sweat...”


25 posted on 07/03/2007 9:13:57 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Thompson for President: 2008, 2012: Jindal for President 2016, 2020)
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To: NormsRevenge

<<“As I’ve said I take full responsibility for my actions, and I once again ask that people respect my family’s privacy. For my part, I intend to stay focused on my job, and to work as hard as I can every day... >>

In other words Mr. Antonio Villaraigosa is saying, the pay is good, so I’m not going to step down, the sex is good, so I’m not going to give it up, and I see nothign wrong with adultery and neither should you folks and you should be darn proud of having such a wodnerful fella as me serving you miserable folks.


26 posted on 07/03/2007 9:16:18 AM PDT by CottShop
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To: NormsRevenge
It is true that I have a relationship with Ms. Mirthala Salinas,” Villaraigosa said in a statement published in the Los Angeles Daily News. “As I've said I take full responsibility for my actions...for my part, I intend to stay focused on my job, and to work as hard as I can every day to be the best mayor I can be.”

Sorry...you've shown to be wholly disloyal personally in the things that matter most, and now you expect others to believe you will be loyal to them and their interests? That dog wont hunt hombre.

27 posted on 07/03/2007 9:17:57 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: CottShop

Reminds me of former Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, proudly showing baby pictures of the kids he fathered out of wedlock.


28 posted on 07/03/2007 9:19:09 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: Enchante

And Henry Cisneros.


29 posted on 07/03/2007 9:19:45 AM PDT by art_rocks
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To: NormsRevenge

that’s one way to get the scoop on local politics


30 posted on 07/03/2007 9:20:48 AM PDT by paltz
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Can I ask why you emphasise that HE is the rotten tamale?

This television bimbo knew he was married. there are other ways to get a story other than sleeping with the mayor.

There is an old saying I will clean up for you.
Bait a trap with vagina and you will catch a man every time.

This woman baited her trap .

They are both at least equally as guilty. Yes: He is a rat,but is his love interest any better? I think not.


31 posted on 07/03/2007 9:22:51 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (http://www.imwithfred.com/index.aspx)
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To: rolling_stone

WTF is with society today?!?! I’m going to thinking long and hard before I even consider getting married again.


32 posted on 07/03/2007 9:26:09 AM PDT by gura
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To: sgtbono2002

She is typical of the liberal fawning chick who will throw away any feminist pretenses when it comes to a liberal politician.

Reminds me of the NOW-gang chick who claimed that she would go to bed with Bill Clinton because he was pro-choice.


33 posted on 07/03/2007 9:27:58 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: Petronski

Great comment


34 posted on 07/03/2007 9:32:17 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: gura

Wow I just read what I wrote. Maybe I should have pressed “1” for English.


35 posted on 07/03/2007 9:36:04 AM PDT by gura
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To: NormsRevenge

Doing the Mayors that Americans wont do.


36 posted on 07/03/2007 9:38:10 AM PDT by Blue State Insurgent
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To: sgtbono2002

He’s a rotten tamale at his job....


37 posted on 07/03/2007 9:42:51 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: gura

I decided to let it “slide” since it was just too “easy”.


38 posted on 07/03/2007 9:45:46 AM PDT by publana (Build the fence!)
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To: NormsRevenge


*sniff* "I'm so proud..."
39 posted on 07/03/2007 9:48:09 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Bush has replaced the Liberty Bell with the Taco Bell!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Well he is a pig.. but knows how to find a tasty truffle
40 posted on 07/03/2007 10:02:18 AM PDT by tophat9000 (My 2008 grassroots Republican platform: Build the fence, enforce the laws, and win the damm WAR!)
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To: Gideon T. Reader

“Doing the work that legally married women wont do?”
________________

Absolutely brilliant!


41 posted on 07/03/2007 10:27:03 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Actually, his name was "Vilar" first. Then he changed it to Villa. When he married, his wife's name was Raigosa, so he changed his name to Villaraigosa.

This guy is one sick turkey.

42 posted on 07/03/2007 10:38:48 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: art_rocks

and Sandy Berger - stealing and destroying national secrets


43 posted on 07/03/2007 10:40:08 AM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey, I’d do her. But then I’m neither married nor the mayor of LA.


44 posted on 07/03/2007 10:42:24 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Enterprise

Dude...Switch to decaff...;-)

She is a cutie though! Not sure what I like best...

Her hair up short, or down long...Either way...I’m good wit it...


45 posted on 07/03/2007 10:57:42 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: NormsRevenge

That her Norm she is pretty

Hey leave to Mayor Antino has taste LOL!


46 posted on 07/03/2007 11:04:22 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: NormsRevenge
Common knowledge on the Left Coast that this puke has never honored his marriage vows. He’s been hitting everything in SoCal for years.
47 posted on 07/03/2007 11:22:11 AM PDT by quark
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To: Gideon T. Reader

lol!


48 posted on 07/03/2007 11:23:43 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: sgtbono2002

If she is single then they are not quite equally guilty but still guilty.


49 posted on 07/03/2007 11:25:43 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: NormsRevenge
Mr. Mayor (real name: Tony Villar) back in his college days at UCLA, before the makeover:


50 posted on 07/03/2007 11:56:01 AM PDT by Deo volente
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