The Trutanich campaign likely orchestrated the announcement of Los Angeles City Councilmember Dennis Zine's endorsement of Trutanich to appear to be because of Jackson's admirable attacks on Trutanich's horrible record of deceit and deception. In fact, Zine has been a long-time supporter of Trutanich who was going to endorse Trutanich anyway, and was just waiting for Trutanich to come clean with his intention to run for District Attorney.
Zine was believed to be scheduled to appear alongside Trutanich outside the Criminal Courts Building for a 'media event' announcement of the launch of Trutanich's campaign on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, however the event had to be canceled. It is understood that the media event was cancelled because Trutanich was afraid that he would be 'hijacked' by having to publicly answer embarrassing questions concerning his lies about non-existent police endorsements. Lies that the Jackson campaign had exposed.
Zine, a former police officer with strong ties to LAPD, was probably horrified at the prospect of having to defend the indefensible, and most likely backed out of the media event. Instead, two days later, Trutanich sheepishly launched his DA campaign by issuing an email that did not mention the Zine endorsement.
That Zine was ready, willing and able to endorse Trutanich's DA campaign was never in doubt. Zine has been a long-time supporter of Trutanich. Zine was the only LA City Councilmember to endorse Trutanich during his 2009 campaign for City Attorney. Zine stood on the steps of City Hall to call for an investigation into Trutanich's then opponent Councilmember Jack Weiss.
|May 13, 2009: LA City Councilmember Dennis Zine publicly shows his support|
for then City Attorney candidate Carmen Trutanich
|Councilmember Dennis Zine was supporting Trutanich's DA ambition |
in April 2011, so his decision to switch endorsements defies belief
So let's get a bit of a reality check here. Zine was raising money for Trutanich's DA campaign almost a year ago, and he was not endorsing him? Zine's decision to withdraw his endorsement was caused by Jackson's negative comments? No. No way. No how. The spin put on Zine's belated endorsement of Trutanich is a sign of desperation from the Trutanich campaign that has been completely derailed and demoralized by the public expression of dismay and disgust at Trutanich.
Los Angeles Metropolitan News-Enterprise blasts Trutanich
If you missed Friday's editorial in the Los Angeles Metropolitan News-Enterprise, the message was clear; No on Trutanich. Not just because he has shown no shame at labeling himself a liar, but for the slew of lies, failures and disappointments that are skilfully and convincingly reported at the Met News.
The Met News editorial curiously escaped Google News Alerts, something that has caused media observers to wonder whether articles particularly damaging to Trutanich are being 'filtered' in some way. Regardless, we thoroughly recommend reading the Met News editorial on Trutanich's utter unsuitability for any elected office, let alone the DA's Office.
LA Times excoriates Trutanich as a 'LIAR.' Again.
Monday, the fifth day since City Attorney Carmen 'the Clown' Trutanich announced his narcissistic campaign to betray the millions of Los Angelenos who were foolish enough to believe his claims not to be a politician 'looking for the next rung up the political ladder,' saw the LA Times editorial board doing their job. They called Trutanich a liar, and backed it up ably with well-reasoned argument.
The Trutanich campaign does not seem to have a convincing response to the allegations of duplicity and deception leveled against it. It is understood that Trutanich believes that the fuss will all die down soon, and he can waltz his way into higher elected office. The man is a fool.