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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Alan Jackson explains why Trutanich is not a 'Chief Prosecutor' on the John & Ken Show

District Attorney candidate Alan Jackson was interviewed on KFI AM640's top-rated John & Ken show yesterday afternoon to explain the reasons why he has taken City Attorney Carmen Trutanich to court over Trutanich's intended use of a misleading ballot designation.

Prior to introducing Jackson to the audience as an "actual prosecutor" John and Ken said that Trutanich's intended 'Chief Prosecutor' designation was misleading and if you are "not following this thing closely, it might make you think he's the incumbent." Clearly, John & Ken were well briefed on the issue which gave Jackson virtually the entire half hour to make his point to one of the largest radio audiences in Los Angeles.

That Jackson would actually take Trutanich to court over his latest deceptive practice was likely something unexpected. Thus far his response had been bluster, with his campaign claiming that Jackson's ballot designation "Gang homicide prosecutor" is misleading. However, Trutanich has not backed-up his claims by suing Jackson, indicating that even Trutanich does not see any legal basis for that challenge.

The Los Angeles Superior Court is expected to give a ruling on Trutanich's ballot designation by April 13. The LA County Registrar requires all ballot designations to be finalized by April 16, 2012, the deadline for printing ballots for the June 5, 2012 primary election.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just look at the difference between Alan Jackson’s interview here and Carmen Trutanich’s disastrous recent TV interview. Jackson sounds honest, well-informed, and knowledgeable about all the issues. Trutanich comes across as a blubbering buffoon, trying to sidestep questions about his deceptive campaign and making idiotic claims like “I run the largest port and largest airport in the country.” Really? Occasionally providing legal advice is not the same thing as “running” those entities.

Anonymous said...

Face it, like it or not Trutanich is the front runner. He's raised more money, has more endorsements, and has instant nam recognition. All that means is that he is no different to Gil Garcetti in 2000, or Jack Weiss in 2009. Both saw their well crafted misleading campaigns defeated by a newcomer with no name recognition, less money, less endorsements, but a whole bunch more credibility. To those who fear Trutanich will win, don't despair. He can be defeated by decent candidates who do not have his baggage and his reputation for lying, cheating and distorting the truth.

Anonymous said...

OK, so we've seen and heard Trutanich make a fool of himself on FOX 11 where he looked and sounded like Richard Nixon, and now we've heard Jackson getting 20 mins of free airtime on KFI where he got to make Trutanich look even more crooked and untrustworthy, but the one person we haven't heard anything from is Jackie Lacey. I hope she's got something up her sleeve because at the moment, this race is all about Jackson and Trutanich.

Anonymous said...

I heard the interview and Jackson sounded like a whiner. Republicans need to talk about the issues not some stupid "I won't run". Cooley did the same thing. Jackson better start talking about his ideas for change... but wait.. he doesn't have any. He is too busy stroking Cooley's 10 years of failure.

Anonymous said...

Alan sounded like the kind of DA the office and the people of LA can be proud of. Whenever Nuch opens his mouth everyone cringes, just waiting for him to say something stupid and dig himself into a deeper hole. The media are going to have a field day when the court decides that Nuch cannot call himself Chief anything and the most he can hope for is to be allowed to use his actuall job title. People should be wondering why Nuch is ashamed of using City Attorney on the ballot. Perhaps it's because, Nuch knows what AJ has in store for him. I hear it is really ugly.

Anonymous said...

I heard the KKKFI interview. Alan Jay Jackson kept saying "y'all". It was "y'all" this and "y'all" that. I'm sorry but LA County voters are not going to vote for a D.A. that talks like Gomer Pyle.

Bobby Grace has more gang homicide prosecutions than Alan Jay, and Bobby currently prosecutes gang homicides. Alan Jay is prosecuting two guys who were in "Our gang" comedies. Big difference.

Anonymous said...

Trutanich will probably withdraw the Chief Prosecutor designation before the judge rules. He was never serious about it, but wanted to see if it would fly. On the up side, he forced Jackson to burn campaign dollars, so he wins either way.

Anonymous said...

"Trutanich will probably withdraw the Chief Prosecutor designation before the judge rules. He was never serious about it, but wanted to see if it would fly. On the up side, he forced Jackson to burn campaign dollars, so he wins either way."

SERIOUSLY? Do you even understand the concept of making a "logical argument"? A) If Trutanich wasn't serious about using that designation, then the only thing he is showing is how he is mocking a democratic election. If he did intend to use that designation, he is showing what a clown he is and giving the voters yet another reason to not vote for him (that list is already pretty long). Your comment that he "wins" either way lacks any merit.

Anonymous said...

6:42 pm, if Trutanich was not serious about using "Chief Prosecutor" as his ballot designation, why has he described himself as the "City's Chief Prosecutor" in numerous press released and in his "About Carmen" section of his campaign website?
Trutanich does not "win either way" -- he's shown yet again what a dishonest and deceptive candidate he is, and he is willing to lie to voters about numerous issues, because he thinks there won't be any consequences.
The only thing worse than the complete mockery Trutanich has made of his campaign is the laughingstock that he would make of the DA's Office.