For most of us Memorial Day is the day to remember those who have paid the ultimate price in the defense of our freedom. The Political Pantloads Blog chose instead to remind us to remember the apparently false campaign promises of City Attorney Carmen 'Nuch' Trutanich.
YouTube video piecing together statements made by Trutanich, both before, during and after his campaign. Those statements now seem not only laughable, but reflective of Trutanich's utter lack of credibility and trustworthiness.
In those statements Trutanich repeatedly (and with hindsight, ironically) states on numerous occasions that "I am not a politician," that "it's been a long time since the office has not been occupied by someone looking to make the next run," and that "My greatest legacy when I've completed my eight years as City Attorney" Trutanich says, is for someone to "amend the City Charter to give me four more years."
Perhaps best of all, in terms of ultimate irony, is Trutanich's "I don't want to see my name in the press" statement, a reference to another campaign promise Trutanich used to make to the effect that he wanted "the hard working lawyers of the City Attorney's Office to get the credit for their work." That promise didn't last long, and recently Trutanich has taken to denigrating those very same lawyers as "inexperienced" and accused them of making "blunders."
The video references Trutanich's bogus campaign website, recently outed by the Dragnet as a complete fabrication designed to mislead people into thinking that Trutanich is being besieged by law enforcement officials to run for District Attorney, in violation of his numerous statements, promises and pledges, all of which now appear to be utterly worthless.
You can use the YouTube link above to view Political Pantloads' video, or watch it in the embedded player here.
The Political Pantloads video concludes with a statement claiming that the video was "independently produced" and that "No candidate or campaign for Los Angeles County District Attorney in 2012 has been involved in or contributed to the production of this video."
We do note that part of the opening sequence appears to have been copied from a video produced by the Alan Jackson campaign entitled "Trutanich Let Us Down," however, we also note that Political Pantloads states that is has used content that might be subject to copyright under the "fair use doctrine."
Both the Alan Jackson and Political Pantloads YouTube videos represent a change in the way that voters can become better informed about their choice of candidates, and we expect to see more of them as the campaigns develop.
While Trutanich's opponents in the race for District Attorney all have differing campaign platforms, we doubt that any of them will disagree that Trutanich's biggest weakness is the promises he made which can be so demonstrably shown to be false - "How can you possibly trust Trutanich?" will likely become a unifying theme.