Of course, a bigger lie is his candidacy itself. The Los Angeles Times wasted no time in blasting the former
That Trutanich sought to dodge the press on the launch of his campaign took many by surprise. When Trutanich ran for City Attorney he launched his campaign at the entrance to the City Attorney's Office flanked by law enforcement supporters. But there was no similar public display of police support for Trutanich this time. A sign, perhaps, of what the EndorsementGate scandal has cost the Trutanich campaign.
Instead an meek email and a link to a website that bears a striking resemblance to the phony 'Draft Trutanich for DA' website that was shown to be orchestrated by Trutanich's campaign, belying the myth that Trutanich was urged by anyone or anything other than his oversized ego to run.
Trutanich's willingness to renege on his 2009 campaign 'Pledge to Serve' in the pursuit of a more powerful political position formed the basis of the initial round of criticism leveled against the man who has become known as Carmen the Clown. The Jackson campaign released a design for the full page advertisements that Trutanich promised to place in national newspapers as a consequence of reneging on his sworn promise not to run for District Attorney.
Interestingly, the Jackson campaign made use of the same campaign photo that Trutanich tried and failed to sue Jackson over.
Few things are certain in politics, but Trutanich's gamble on the voters of Los Angeles having short memories for broken promises seems doomed to failure if the initial media reaction to his campaign is any measure of what lies in store for this liar.