Freddy and Antonio

We’ve still to see a clear explanation of what’s the story behind the reported, then de-reported, endorsement of Freddy Ferrer by L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

The original Daily News story is pretty definitive that Villaraigosa will endorse Ferrer Monday. But then there’s this from the City News Service wire (no link available): “The Daily News got it wrong,” mayoral spokeswoman Janelle Erickson said. “I want to say that he is not hosting the event…. He is only a guest, and there will not be an endorsement announcement on Monday.”

The Politicker hears from the West Coast that this doesn’t preclude an endorsement, but that it won’t be happening Monday.

And also that one the clue to the chaos may be a cameo in the original story … by one Al Sharpton, who seems to be giving out the story to strengthen his image as a national power broker.