4 weeks to DA Primary - Yard Signs appear
We don't know if District Attorney candidate Alan Jackson is the first to get the all-important yard signs out, but these are the first we've seen.
Yard signs are generally the first 'sign' of a campaigns' push to reach the public, with radio, tv and print media advertisements sure to follow.
Trutanich slammed on John & Ken Show
KFI AM640's top-rated afternoon drive-time show, the John & Ken Show, slammed city prosecutor Camen Trutanich as having 'sold out to the local labor unions' in giving his support to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck's revised impound policy as it relates to unlicensed immigrants.
Trutanich, they said, produced a legal opinion, described as 'nine pages of gibberish,' that other legal experts could not fathom, to allow Beck to ignore state law and return seized vehicles used by unlicensed immigrants after one day, instead of the thirty days required under state law.
The show, which aired on Thursday, May 3, 2012, can be heard in entirety on KFI's website, with edited highlights here:
The talk show duo called Trutanich 'dishonest' for 'trying to pretend that he was the LA County Chief Prosecutor, and concluded that 'Carmen Trutanich should not be the District Attorney.' It is not the first time LA's largest afternoon drive-time audience have heard John and Ken's sharp criticism of Trutanich, most famously the pair called him a 'lying boob.'
With four weeks to go before the primary, Trutanich, once considered the front-runner, will be lucky to win a place in the November run-off. The willingness of broadcast media to be so outspoken of his utter unsuitability for the leading the District Attorney's Office is virtually unprecedented in Los Angeles' political history. More worrying for Trutanich is that he has lost the support of talk show radio, a previously highly supportive group for his City Attorney campaign.