We take a look at some of the reasons why Trutanich, with three times more money to spend on nauseating self-aggrandizing tv ads, the endorsement of Governor Brown, the illegal in-uniform endorsement of Sheriff Lee Baca, endorsements from non-existent police associations, three quarters of a million grassroots bought and paid for YouTube supporters in Bangladesh and New Delhi, failed to pull off the political crime of the century.
The men behind the scenes:
Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey won first place in the primary election on Tuesday night, but she would be the first to admit that she didn't do it alone. District Attorney Steve Cooley's endorsement of Lacey as 'the most qualified' to run the DA's office clearly gave her an advantage. The man pictured above, appropriately, in the background to the left of Cooley in the LA Times election eve victory party photo, is Michael Goldstein who worked tirelessly to ensure Lacey's success. Goldstein was the mastermind of Lacey's 'Blockbuster' Hollywood fundraiser which gave Lacey's campaign a quantum leap forward in the critical weeks before the election.
|Alan Jackson listens as his political strategist, John Thomas, analyzes the election night results.|
Second-placed Assistant Head Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson was the first to announce his candidacy for District Attorney, and had the benefit of the advice of political strategist John Thomas from day one. Thomas cut his teeth on on DA Steve Cooley's successful campaign to win a record third term as Los Angeles Chief Prosecutor and then did the 'heavy lifting' on Carmen Trutanich's one and only successful campaign - his run for City Attorney. Thomas masterminded Jackson's stunning courtroom defeat of Trutanich over a false and misleading ballot designation, and then quickly parlayed that defeat into valuable media coverage portraying Trutanich as a 'pathological liar.'
Trutanich blames 'talk radio' for defeat
On election night City Attorney Carmen Trutanich faced his worst nightmare, a humiliating defeat and even worse, the media he had been hiding from in the final weeks of his campaign, as the wheels came of his wagon. This short audio clip captures Trutanich's reality distortion field perception of the role talk radio played in his downfall.
McIntyre interviews 'Joe Friday' on the political ruin of Carmen Trutanich
KABC 790AM's Doug McIntyre's Thursday morning interview with 'Joe Friday' sums up some of the reasons why Trutanich failed on another promise to 'win this thing in the primary.'
ADDA to weigh in on DA Race
Dear ADDA Members and Supporters:
The ADDA congratulates Chief Deputy Jackie Lacey and Assistant Head Deputy Alan Jackson on their successful campaigns in the June 5, 20012 primary.
The ADDA will facilitate a vigorous, healthy, democratic debate of the issues between these two finalists. Whatever the outcome of the November election, we will work together with the next District Attorney for a common goal: How to best protect the economic security and well-being of the professional prosecutors of this office who dedicate their lives to promoting justice on behalf of the people of the County of Los Angeles every day.
Few DDAs can understand why the ADDA even allowed Trutanich as seat at the table to ply them with his lies about non-existent police association endorsements, let alone give him the 'Thumbs Up' over Lacey and Jackson. Let's hope that now that Trutanich has been consigned to political oblivion, the ADDA will give its members and supporters a clear and credible explanation as to why Trutanich coned them into giving him any credence at all. If they were threatened, bullied or otherwise manipulated into helping Trutanich, the members and supporters need to understand why.