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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Trutanich's Downfall

It is hard to pinpoint precisely what caused DA wannabe City Attorney Carmen Trutanich to crash and burn at the polls in Tuesday's primary election. Former supporter and political activist Zuma Dogg offers his thoughtful analysis. [WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE]



Trutanich lost the election by a crushing margin, not only wiping out any hope he had to 'win this thing in the primary,' but also removing him from what many believed would be the lead position in a runoff election.

Trutanich lost a shot at the runoff by the narrowest of margins to second-placed DA candidate Assistant Head Deputy Alan Jackson. That margin that could perhaps have gone the other way but for many factors.  Certainly, it appears that the efforts of Zuma Dogg to repay Trutanich for betraying a promise may have help to tip the balance.

According to Dogg, Trutanich promised Dogg a job at the City Attorney's office in reward for Dogg's efforts to help Trutanich become City Attorney in 2009. Trutanich never followed through on that promise and stopped accepting calls from Dogg, explaining away Dogg's anti-Trutanich position as 'sour grapes.' 

'Sour grapes' or not, it seems that Zuma Dogg joins a long line of community activists who remain committed to ensuring that the public learn more about Trutanich's character than any amount of expensively produced campaign videos, mailers and tv ads can overcome.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Berger - You should pull this video. It's unnecessary. The profanity is over the top, regardless of what anyone thinks of Trutanich. There are much better ways to make the points therein. Let's keep it classy.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 2:17pm. You do NOT tolerate that level of profanity in comments, and lord knows I have posted plenty that you have trashed, so how come you are allowing Zuma Dogg to say what you will not publish? BTW, if Dogg is telling the truth about being offered a job in return for helping with the campaign, isn't that some sort of ethics violation?cketLtd 4

Anonymous said...

The Dogg is right about the way Trutanich screamed abuse at that poor woman. She was a cancer patient using medical marijuana to stop nausea from chemotherapy. It was an eye-opener to the way Trutanich thinks about women who dare to challenge him, and it is the one thing that turned hundreds of thousands of voters off. Of course Trutanich never said sorry to her, or the hundreds of other people he treated so abusively. And he wonders why he LOST the election?

Anonymous said...

Anyone heard how Trutanich's mother is doing? It must have been difficult for Trutanich to have to leave her bedside on Tuesday to go to his Victory party, and even worse when he failed to make the cut. Trutanich is really screwed.

Zuma Dogg said...

Joooooooooooe!!!! Thanks for the post. To the folks who don't like the language. Sorry. The city violated my rights for several years. You see I start off calm. But Joe was right in posting this, cause there is an important point: THE GUY DOESN'T LEARN.

REGARDING THE JOB "OFFER" BY TRUTANICH: Toward the end of the campaign, when I was advising him on the phone, he burst out into, "Zuma Dogg, you are too good. If I'm elected I am going to give you a job."

Anonymous said...

Joe, you're being slammed over at LA Weekly by the Trutanich thugs. Watch your back bro, these Croats are vindictive. Your name came up loads of times on Tuesday night while Baca and Zine were shaking their heads in disbelief. The PPL were loving every minute of it, they told Nuch he was toast, but even Webber didn't think it would be this bad. The word is out. Nuch is toxic, he has no support in City Hall, and the Friday Fish Lunch Folks are out to get you.

Scott Zwartz said...

Profanity has its place, and Zuma Dogg used profanity in the right place.

Trutanich has a psychopathic personality and people who care abut the structure of our society and whether we are ruled by thugs like Assad or Trutanich require people to begin to understand the threat. Thugs like Assad and Trutanich don't start out murdering people, but they inevitably end up there.

Zuma Dogg is not over the top -- as the long-term danger that Trutanich poses is too great to be over-stated.

Anonymous said...

Trutanich has called Governor Moonbeam and begged for an appointment to be a judge. He knows he is toast in LA politics and cannot win re-election as city attorney. Just remember not to call him Judge Clown next time you see him in court, he really can hold you in contempt now.

Scott Zwartz said...

I've been an atty for over 35 years, and the LA courts already have too many sadistic bullies.

There are a couple judges who should be doing some looking over their shoulders now that Trutanich's power is waning. [Sorry Scott, the rest of this post may be defamatory, but thanks for the tip, we'll look into it. Joe]

Anonymous said...

Lots of DDA's despised Nuch and feared that he would be DA but were scared to express it publicly. Believing Nuch's win was a certainty, some DDA's (we know who) jumped on the Nuch bandwagon even though they knew Nuch was unethical and incompetent. Berger wasn't scared though - he was relentless in his attacks on Nuch and frankly, I admire him for it. It took guts to call out Nuch on a daily basis. Berger even called Nuch a con man on the local news with the possibility Nuch could've been his boss! I thank Berger for ANY role he played in Nuch's demise. Keep doing what you're doing Berger, don't let up. You helped save the DA's office from Nuch and now the City Attorney's office could use your help.

Anonymous said...

Nuch deserves every word in this video, and then some.