As if renaming the Van Nuys post office for Marilyn Monroe isn’t fun enough, why not use the idea to poke fun at Donald Trump?Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Panorama City, did just that Friday while announcing he has introduced legislation that would name the Van Nuys post office in honor of the screen legend.
As noted in a statement from his office, the proposed legislation “is going to be so good and so smart that it will completely make America great again. America is going to be the best.”
The sarcastic reference to Trump’s presidential campaign slogan is no accident, as Cardenas clearly ramped up his sense of humor — and Trump-like rhetoric — for the announcement.
“All of the pieces of legislation introduced this year have been losers,” Cardenas said. “Anyone can negotiate a multi-year transportation funding program, but in order to do what I’ve done, you have to be able to make deals. That is the reason I was elected, because I know how to make deals and I’ve got the best people, and they also know how to make deals. That’s how we got this done.”
Cardenas said he has already garnered the support of most of the state’s congressional delegation for the Monroe post office bill, along with that of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, “because they know it will be a super law.”
Monroe attended Van Nuys High School in the 1940s. Cardenas’ office boasted that the bill to name the post office in her honor is “the most important piece of legislation ever etched into the Congressional Record.”
Trump will make his own attempt at humor this weekend when he hosts “Saturday Night Live.”
— City News Service
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