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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

District Attorney candidate Alan Jackson secures first press endorsement

District Attorney candidate Alan Jackson's campaign to become LA's next District Attorney received a significant boost with the endorsement, Monday, April 2, 2012, of his candidacy by LA's leading legal newspaper, the Los Angeles Metropolitan News-Enterprise.



The Met News editorial discusses each of the six candidates in some detail and with varying degrees of praise and critique. Clearly the Met News struggled to decide between the two most qualified candidates; Jackson and his boss, Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey, and the decision must have been a hard one. The Met News seemed swayed towards Jackson by his 'keen awareness of how to go about presenting a case to maximize the prospects of victory—while staying within the bounds of strict ethical standards imposed on prosecutors.' Not short of praise for Lacey, however, it was Jackson's dynamism that appears to have tipped the balance in his favor.

As for the bottom of the list, the Met News had no such difficulty; City Attorney Carmen Trutanich's candidacy 'is ethically foreclosed by his ironclad pledge to voters that if elected to his present post, he would not seek higher office.' The Met News said.

The Met News went on to excoriate Trutanich (whom they had previously been endorsed for city attorney) saying he 'has been a huge disappointment to us, to many. He bullies, he alienates, and, time after time, he lies. His ballot designation, being challenged in a writ proceeding instituted by Jackson, is “Los Angeles Chief Prosecutor,” implying that he is the incumbent. “Nuch” is a loud-mouth, denominated by some as “Carmen the Clown.” Though seen as the front- runner, he is the candidate least fit, among the six contestants, to be district attorney of Los Angeles County.'

Jackson was the first of the six candidates to announce his candidacy and can now claim the kudos of being the first to secure an editorial endorsement. The Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily News are believed to be in the process of conducting their own editorial board reviews, and the candidates will be anxiously waiting to see which way the balance between Jackson and Lacey tips. As for Trutanich, he is unlikely to receive anything but a cut and paste of what the Met News said.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aren't you going to post the more interesting article where Danette Meyers lays Cooley out for the corrupt ignoramous that he is? I was going to vote for Trutanich, but I think I will have to switch to Danette. Jackson is just a kiss up who has been grooming himself to rise up in the Republican party and politics. He doesn't give a crap about the DAs in the office. Meet with the union and start a new. Yeah right, coming from a non union member, who will play party lines and continue the anti union lead of his fellow elephants.

Anonymous said...

Danette who?

Anonymous said...

Alan, me, too, who?

Anonymous said...

@5:57pm Alan who will force Trutanich to use the ballot title 'Chie Liar,' that's who.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, that's Chief Liar. Hate these crapy android phones.

Anonymous said...

Is this Alan Jackson endorsement another April Fools joke?

Anonymous said...

Judging by the anti-AJ remarks here, it seems clear that AJ has broken Trutanich. HIs campaign is falling apart, crumbling like the house of card it is.

The Met News endorsement is HUGE not just because of what it says about AJ, but what it says about Trutanich. The arrogant porcupine thought he could bully and bluster his way into the DA's office by daring anyone to stand up to him and call him a liar to his face.

Well AJ has shown he's not afraid of Nuch, so has 'Joe Friday.' It's infectious - first the LA Times openly calls him a LIAR, then the LA Weekly does a ten-page demolition job on the a*hole Chief Prosecutor, then Doug McIntyre calls him 'truth challenged, then John and Ken call him a 'lying boob,' and now the Met News totally discredits him.

Do you see what's happening here? People are not afraid of the schoolyard bully anymore. They can take as many pot shots at him as they like, and guess what? Nothing happens. He's got nothing.

It's Trutanich's worst nightmare and he is up sh*t creek without a paddle with the entire LA press corps against him and not in the least bit worried about telling some real TRU Stories.

If the election was tomorrow, Trutanich might have a chance of breaking through to the run off, but June 5 is two months away, and once Trutanich loses the lawsuit, his finished. Game over.

Anonymous said...

Everyone I know thinks Roger Grace and his lamestream news people are losers. They spend so much time up Cooley's stenchy butt that they can't formulate a complete sentence half the time. Seriously, did thier writers go to college? They need a proof reader with a degree. Doubt it is affecting many votes.

Anonymous said...

9:44 is right, everything is going Nuch's way in this election and the press are just being biased. Nuch is a hero, a real crime fighter who was fearless when shot at by gangmembers. LA needs another Joe McCarthy to clean up the mess in the DAs office. Nuchman to the rescue.

Anonymous said...

9:44 - "Seriously did thier writers go to college?" Don't you mean "their?"

Anonymous said...

Just got a press release that Kobe is endorsing Trutanich. Probably will move more votes than the Met News.

Alan Jackson is a weenie no matter how you slice it.

Anonymous said...

6:15PM Kobe and President Obama are going to endorse Trutanich, along with every single judge in the nation. He's also got both houses to endorse him and he's going to be the joint chair of the DNC with Villaraigosa. You just can't stop this man.