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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Litigation looms as DA Race officially starts

As widely anticipated the race for Los Angeles District Attorney finally boiled down to six candidates; John Breault III, Bobby Grace, Alan Jackson, Jackie Lacey, Danette Meyers and Carmen Trutanich. As the LA Times reported, front runners Alan Jackson and Carmen Trutanich have clashed again and are headed to court with Jackson suing Trutanich for attempting to use the misleading ballot designation, 'Los Angeles Chief Prosecutor.' The job title does not exist and Jackson campaign strategist John Thomas described its use as "an egregious violation of the truth,"something that those who have observed Trutanich's antics are all too familiar with.

The Los Angeles Times reported on the controversy surrounding Trutanich's
chosen ballot designation, we added our own suggestions for more acceptable choices.
There are many reasons why Trutanich will be unable to use his chosen ballot designation and he will then have to chose a description that more accurately describes his occupation. We've identified three possible ballot designations for him; 'Los Angeles City Attorney,' 'Los Angeles Chief Clown,' and 'Los Angeles Chief Liar,' all of which appear to be more accurate. 'Chicago-Style Career Politician' was a possibility, however, it could draw a challenge from Chicago politicians who might see their reputations tarnished by association with the former ambulance chaser slip and fall lawyer turned career politician.

Trutanich is understood not to want to use his actual job title, 'Los Angeles City Attorney,' due to the poor public perception of him in that capacity. Readers can post comments indicating their suggestions for Trutanich's ballot designation, however, please try to keep it clean.

Trutanich hit back at Jackson's lawsuit, saying that Jackson's chosen ballot designation, 'Gang Homicide Prosecutor,' was misleading. However, it appears that Trutanich has not got much faith in his ability to successfully challenge Jackson; he has not indicated that he will sue Jackson because he likely knows he has no case.

Once again, Trutanich demonstrates what the public have come to expect from him; he prefers to try cases in the headlines rather than in courts of law where his failures over Medical Marijuana, Dream Act protesters and Occupy LA trespassers, as well as his Joe McCarthy-like accusations of 'criminal aspects' to the Michael Jackson memorial more accurately illustrate his true record.

In the weeks since launching his campaign officially, Trutanich has been bedeviled with scandal after scandal, the false claims of police endorsements, illegal Sheriff Baca endorsement, pay to play You Tube views of his campaign video, and most recently his disastrous  FOX 11 News interview, perceived by many as an 'ambush.' In what some are seeing as a desperate measure to bring some credibility to the campaign, Trutanich has hired Joe Scott as a Senior Advisor.


Scott most recently served as Communications Director at the DA's Office and recently blasted Trutanich concerning his screw up over Sheriff Baca's illegal endorsement;

Scott quoted Bob Stern, who was the principal co-author of California’s Political Reform Act of 1973, said “how ironic it is that the chief law enforcement office in the county and the campaign of the person who wants to be the chief prosecutor doesn’t know what the law is.”

Intriguingly, Trutanich's newest Senior Advisor's own blog post also supports one of Jackson's many objections on the issue of Trutanich's chosen ballot designation. How can the "person who wants to be the chief prosecutor" credibly claim to currently do that job? Perhaps Trutanich will take Scott's advice and avoid wasting money trying to defend the indefensible. Then he might be able to honor his debt to the underprivileged school children of LA's Best After School Enrichment Program; they really need Trutanich's money, not more of his worthless promises.


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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Trutanich will fire Joe Scott or maybe it was a volunteer who posted that under Joe's account?

Anonymous said...

It is sad to see Joe Scott selling out to Trutanich. For Scott's sake I hope he got cash up front because we all know what Trutanich's promises are worth.

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, Chief Liar fits Nuch like a glove.

Anonymous said...

The LA Times article made Trutanich out to be the front runner. What is wrong with LA when someone can be a political favorite because voters simply recognize their name? He is a lying unethical bully who is unfit for public office.

Anonymous said...

Nuch needs Joe Scott as a spokesman as he cannot afford to speak publicly himself. He digs a bigger hole for his campaign every time he opens his mouth.

Anonymous said...

Smart move by Alan Jackson. Suing Trutanich will generate a lot of free publicity for AJ and give him a platform to really expose Trutanich as a liar, fake and phony. Chief Prosecutor? Gimme a break, that job is in Trutanich's dreams, and is LA's nightmare. It's gonna be close, but it ain't gonna happen.

Anonymous said...

Alan Jackson seems desperate. My friends down at the County registrar told me Alan couldn't even afford a simple candidate statement in the County Voter guide. If that's true, Alan has bigger problems than Trutanich's ballot designation.

Anonymous said...

Jackson desperate? Suing Trutanich, as 737AM says, is a godsend and will boost his visibility to the point where HE becomes the front runner. Very savvy move by AJ, and Trutanich played straight into his hands. It's a game changer.

Anonymous said...

No one can beat Alan Jackson. He has Pete Wilson and soon Newt Gingrinch behind him.

Anonymous said...

There is no denying that even with all his negatives, Trutanich will get through the primary. He is bragging that he will win outright in the primary, but statistically, given the strength of the field, that will not happen. The snarky remark by 6:27PM is only half right despite the author's obvious position. Jackson can count on the 38% republican vote, and even half of which will be enough to make him Trutanich's opponent in November. With a straight battle between the two, Jackson beats Trutanich. The record Trutanich has made for himself will be impossible to overcome. Los Angeles does not like liars, and the more people find out about Trutanich, the more they will not vote for him.

Anonymous said...

Jackson and Trutanich will be in the runoff, and Jackson will win the general election. Trutanich can't hide from his abysmal record under this level of media and public scrutiny, and he can't fool the public that already hates him. Jackson is the anti-Trutanich -- honest, ethical, and a true leader -- and he'll make a great DA.