Alan Jackson scored a big hit here with his challenge to Carmen Trutanich to honor his pledge to pay $100,000 of personal funds to the Best Afterschool Program for Kids and place a full-page ad in every major daily paper with a picture of himself and text stating "I AM A LIAR." We got more comments on Trutanich's dilemma than anything else.
The What Would Reagan Do? blog got the ball rolling with their depiction of what Trutanich's advert will look like:
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Carmen Trutanich's ads (Credit: What Would Reagan Do?)
Even if Trutanich reneges on his campaign pledge, his opponents are certain to use Trutanich's tacit agreement to allow himself to be called a 'Liar.' A novel campaign strategy.
Those defending Trutanich seem to think that name recognition will overcome Trutanich's ever-growing list of negatives, however, as several comments noted, Steve Cooley had no name recognition when he defeated Gil Garcetti, and Trutanich similarly had no name recognition when he defeated Jack Weiss.
Nobody would deny that Trutanich has name recognition, but as the comments pointed out, in Trutanich's case, it's largely negative and in today's electronic age, there's a healthy trial of negatives that are growing day by day, all of which are easily transmittable by Facebook and Twitter.
Trutanich made headlines yesterday with his lawsuit against Deutsche Bank, however, it was not long before Mulholland Terrace's Street-Hassle blog presented a highly insightful report on the serious problems with Trutanich's 'novel' legal theory. The obvious problem being the chilling effect of Trutanich's lawsuit, it could be enough to make it harder and more expensive for home buyers to get loans for property in the City of Los Angeles.
ALL QUIET ON THE ADDA FRONT - TOO QUIET?
The official ADDA website remains in an "account suspended" state, with no cheery email from President Hyatt Seligman offering any explanation to members. That must surely put the likelihood of DDAs agreeing to an agency shop further in doubt.
As always, the Dragnet invites President Seligman to send us his comments.
DANETTE MEYERS WISH COMES TRUE?
Fox News reports that Danette Meyers will hand over the Lindsay Lohan case to the City Attorney's Office. "Because the charge was reduced by the court to a misdemeanor, the district attorney no longer has jurisdiction to prosecute the case and, therefore, we will give the case to the City Attorney's Office," said Sandi Gibbons of the District Attorney's Office.
According to KFI AM640's Eric Leonard, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich said "It's gonna be handled like any other case in the office," Trutanich said. "I'm not going to assign it to a prosecutor, it's a misdemeanor case." As usual with Trutanich's statements, you have to read it twice to figure out what he meant by "I'm not going to assign it to a prosecutor, it's a misdemeanor case." At first read, it appears Trutanich only assigns prosecutors to non-misdemeanor cases which makes as much sense as his other famous mis-speak, "I don't have a dog in this goldfish bowl." You figure it out.