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Friday, March 4, 2011

Trutanich: "I am not a thug!"

City Attorney Carmen Trutanich loses it in interview with LA Weekly

You can't make this stuff up.
(Photo Credit" Political Pantloads Blog)
Yeah right! 

Pressure on City Attorney Carmen Trutanich seems to have produced a Nixon moment as the wheels come off the Trutanich wagon. "I am not a thug!" Trutanich told LA Weekly reporter Gene Maddaus. You can't make this stuff up.

Trutanich gave his Nixonesque quote during what Maddaus described as a Godfather style lunch interview. Apparently the interview did not go well. At one point, Trutanich's Chief Deputy Bill Carter actually interjected with the pity comment "Y'know, Nuch is actually an intellectual." I kid you not, I thought he was a "decline to state."

In addition to Maddaus' scathing account of Trutanich's failing efforts to convince the LA Weekly that he was "Doing the right thing" in threatening to jail political protesters, more pressure on the embattled City Attorney over his "aggressive stance" came from Trutanich's alma mater, USC's Neon Tommy news blog.

Trutanich must have gotten a severe case of indigestion after failing to con Maddus, as according to the LA Times, Trutanich promptly decided to drop all charges against the student protesters. The Political Pantloads Blog has a very insightful piece on Trutanich's failed strategy, in the light of which perhaps this years Websters Dictionary will  add the word "Nuched" to their ever-growing lexicon.

During the course of the interview, Trutanich denies reports that his relationship with DA Steve Cooley is over. "He's my buddy," he says. "There's no rift." A comment left on the LA Weekly Blog casts some doubt about that, claiming that Cooley hasn't spoken to his "buddy" Trutanich for over three months. Still, if Trutanich says it, it must be true ...

Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers Interviewed by LA Watts Times


As wannabe DA Trutanich came apart during his LA Weekly interview, DA candidate Danette Meyers gave a confident interview to the Los Angeles Watts Times yesterday. Meyers spoke candidly about her qualifications and plans for the office. It's worth reading and leaves no doubt at all that Meyers is serious about her candidacy.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

David Boogers is bonkers!

Anonymous said...

Berger: "I am not bonkers!"

Anonymous said...

Trutanich is losing it. And Carter saying "Y'know, Nuch is actually an intellectual," I mean, come on, things must be really bad for Carter to have to say something like that. The final "I am not a thug" outburst from Carmen the Clown - priceless

Anonymous said...

Is it true Jackie Lacey raised $840at her fundraising last Saturday?

The Windscale roving reporter is awfully quiet about it.

Anonymous said...

"Y'know, Nuch is actually an intellectual,"
"Y'know, Nuch is actually an intellectual,"
"Y'know, Nuch is actually an intellectual,"
"Y'know, Nuch is actually an intellectual,"
"Y'know, Nuch is actually an intellectual,"

The more you say it, the more someone might even believe it.

Anonymous said...

yes 9:10AM, that is true. It's probably why Kamala Harris is urging Trutanich to run for D.A.

Anonymous said...

It's really very bad taste and childish of you people to be laughing at Trutanich. He made a mistake and now he's fixed it and will get on with his job.

Maybe the next time protesters block the traffic you can call someone else, cause Trutanich won't care. Happy now?

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else catch the Carmen the Clown show on Jon & Ken's Show on KFI 640. FREAKIN HEEEEELARIOUS. He got grilled and it wudn't pretty! His defense was that the blogs were behind him.

Anonymous said...

Trutanich made a fool of himself again on the John & Ken show. The "really intellectual" Nuch got into a pissing match trying to talk over John & Ken (not a very "intellectual" strategy when they have the kill switch) and basically tried to justify why he backed off his "year in jail" threat. It was Jan Perry/Billboards and the Michael Jackson memorial 'criminal aspects' all over again. Still, I'm sure everyone in the CA's office told him what a great job he did. It's not a good idea to tell the Nuch that he sounded like a bullshitting liar.

Anonymous said...

Hah! hello 9:51 guess we heard the same crap and thought the same thing!

Anonymous said...

dude i dont know what you missed trutanich shat himself and everyone heard it

Anonymous said...

That endorsement from the Prime Minister of Tarzania means this race is over.

Danette Myers will be our next D.A.

Anonymous said...

9:49 @ 3/5/11 You can mock Danette all you like, but she's raising a truck load of money for her campaign. That counts more than endorsements. How's you're candidate doing?

Anonymous said...

Yikes! According to Walter More Says.com it looks like Trutanich has some 'splainin to do after accepting some Lady Gaga tickets from AEG.

Say it ain't so Nuch.