The Biggest Loser will have a new contestant - Carmen the Clown Trutanich. The man who had it all; the endorsement, support and trust of Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, almost every law enforcement association, neighborhood councils, the medical marijuana community, the anti-billboard activists, and Los Angelenos sick and tired of career politicians, paid a heavy price for lying to and betraying all those who elected him in 2009. They repaid the compliment last night with a crushing and humiliating defeat that not only denied him his self-supposed right to higher office, but also denied him a begging bowl in a runoff that he would have lost.
Trutanich must have known it was going to be bad, but even his bloated ego could not have comprehended just how humiliating tonight's defeat would be. The arrogant egocentric narcissist clearly had doubts when he cast his vote this morning.
|The worried expression on the face of LA's Chief Liar left no doubt that |
he knew he his days of grandstanding and lying were over.
(Credit DailyBreeze.com awesome photo)
However, when the first results came out, Trutanich was in third place and any hope of another lie-filled runoff campaign vanished as he remained solidly in third place throughout the night behind second-placed Alan Jackson, who had one third of Trutanich's budget. As the night wore on, Jackson increased his lead to the point where Trutanich could not even demand a recount.
According to a Tweet from LA Weekly reporter Gene Maddaus, who gate-crashed Trutanich's 'victory' party, Trutanich left his secret location in somber mood, having had little or no interaction with the very small group of supporters who were dumbfounded at the rapid demise of their hero.
In an apparently terse statement, the wannabe DA was blaming everyone but himself for his 'apparent' defeat. It is not clear whether the word 'traitor' was used, but it is easy to imagine Trutanich muttering that word under his breath.
Trutanich thought he had evaded the press, having kept the location of his 'victory' party a closely guarded secret. Unfortunately for the self-proclaimed super-crime-fighter, the location was made known to the Dragnet by (multiple) anonymous sources believed to be leaks from City Attorney staffers, and somehow the gentlemen of the press were finally able to speak to Trutanich.
|KPCC's Frank Stoltze tweeted these bitter parting words from LA's Chief Liar|
Last night the voters of Los Angeles delivered their verdict on Carmen the Clown Trutanich. He is finished in Los Angeles and will likely not seek re-election as City Attorney, unless he wants to be doubly humiliated. Trutanich's remarks to his supporter have now been published in full be LA Weekly's Gene Maddaus, and as Tweeted, Trutanich bears no responsibility for his downfall.
It seems that there was no photographer to capture the moment when Trutanich faced the music, so the following altered photograph represents our impression of how Trutanich handled defeat.
No prizes for guessing where that comes from. Karma's a bitch isn't it?
That's enough about Carmen Trutanich for now.
Congratulations, of course to Jackie Lacey and Alan Jackson for giving the voters of Los Angeles a real choice between real prosecutors in the November election. We will have more on that as the campaigns develop.
This from the Alan Jackson campaign:
Statement from Alan Jackson for District Attorney
Los Angeles, June 6th
“We see tonight as a huge victory. The Jackson campaign took on Carmen Trutanich and saved the people of Los Angeles County from a politician who was more concerned about winning the next office instead of winning the next case. We were outraised, outspent and outsized by the City Attorney, yet we prevailed because voters clearly want a modern prosecutor not a politician. We look forward to November where voters will once again have a choice to elect a modern prosecutor to lead the District Attorney’s office.”
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