According to the LA Weekly's recent article on what went wrong with Carmen the Clown's failed bid to become District Attorney, the blame for the Nouche bag's downfall is fairly and squarely laid on two people;
- Trutanich's senior political campaign strategist John Shallman for the producing the 'Hindenburg' of political campaigns, and,
- DA Steve Cooley for not supporting Trutanich's lie-laden campaign.
Interestingly, the LA Weekly's source for Trutanich's blame game is not the Clown himself, nor is it the Clown's highly-paid senor political campaign adviser John Shallman, but is the Clown's former landlord, Mort Allen who appears to be something of a loser himself in the downfall of Carmen Trutanich.
|Trutanich's latest spokeshole is Mort Allen, pictured above to the far right.|
Allen has apparently assumed the role of Trutanich's chief spokeshole now that the writing is well and TRUly on the wall for the former ambulance chaser's political career. Trutanich, despite having a multimillion dollar campaign warchest and significant political endorsements, lost his bid to become DA when his campaign crumbled amid allegations of untruthfulness and deception.
Mort Allen, who describes himself as a 'close friend of Trutanich,' told the LA Weekly that Trutanich is '... devastated. He's a broken man after what happened on this.' Allen said. The 'after what happened' portion of Allen's statement is believed to refer to Trutanich finding himself out of the running despite having bragged and boasted his 'front-runner' status.
Allen himself has much to rue from the Clown's downfall. Until the Dragnet reported on Trutanich maintaining un-permitted off-site advertising billboards for two years outside his former campaign headquarters, Allen had been able to brag and boast about his 'close and special relationship' with the City
|Allen enjoyed associating himself with City Attorney Carmen 'the Clown' Trutanich|
and is understood to have been 'devastated' when forced to remove the un-permitted off-site signs
|For nearly a year Trutanich's spokeshole has kept his off-site billboard space vacant in|
anticipation for the campaign's return. That seems increasingly unlikely.
Trutanich hid massive loss in billboard litigation
One week before the District Attorney primary election, City
The LA Weekly reported that Trutanich's claims to have taken control of un-permitted offsite advertising was as untrue as just about everything else the former ambulance chaser says. In fact, Trutanich suffered a humiliating courtroom defeat a week before the election, and the only mystery is how he was able to prevent any reports of his defeat from being published.
Regardless of how Trutanich kept his defeat secret, the fact is that it now public knowledge, and yet another myth about the 'successes' of Carmen the Clown has been laid to rest.
Trutanich will face defeat as City Attorney on March 2013.