|The Los Angeles Times reported on the controversy surrounding Trutanich's |
chosen ballot designation, we added our own suggestions for more acceptable choices.
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;
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.