Jackson scoops Daily News endorsement as felon fundraiser scandal continues to rankle
As predicted in our Friday report, District Attorney candidate Alan Jackson received the endorsement of the Los Angeles Daily News. The endorsement came a day after the Los Angeles Times exclusively reported that Jackson did not know that the host of his May 5 event was a convicted felon.
The Daily News endorsement makes no mention of the fundraiser scandal suggesting, perhaps, that their editorial board was unaware of the problem. Discussion in the comments section of the LA Times and on the Dragnet shows a fairly even split of opinions as to whether Jackson's campaign has been damaged by the scandal.
Interestingly, the last time the term 'felon fundraiser' appeared two weeks before an election campaign was in 2009, when the campaign of City Attorney candidate Jack Weiss hit the rocks over a similar fundraising scandal.
Rival candidate Carmen Trutanich was interviewed by FOX News reporter John Schwada on the topic and succeeded in getting in a few well-placed digs at Weiss. Weiss ultimately lost the election, although it is unclear what part the felon fundraiser played in his downfall; he was widely disliked for a variety of reasons. Trutanich went on to become City Attorney, but succeed only in eclipsing Weiss in terms of negative publicity. He has never since been able to claim the high ground on any story and will likely join Weiss in political oblivion after his re-election campaign faces the same fate as his failed DA campaign.
CONGRESSMAN HOWARD BERMAN UNLEASHES NEW TELEVISION AD CALLING SNAKE OIL SALESMAN SHERMAN “UNHINGED.”
The derailing of Snake oil Salesman Sherman’s campaign continues in a manner reminiscent of the recent demise of Toxic Tunic Trutanich’s failed bid for district attorney. The destruction of both campaigns has similar reasons, the personality flaws of the candidates. In Trutanich’s case the personality flaw of lying did him in, for Snake oil Salesman Sherman the inability to control his temper with the added ingredient of distorting the truth.
Congressman Berman’s campaign launched a new campaign ad exemplifying the reasons Bully Brad is not fit to represent the valley. The ad can be viewed here:
As noted in the ad Snake oil Salesman Sherman not only loses his temper in public but also loses his temper with his staff. According to the Washingtonian Magazine Sherman has a well known reputation as being one of the meanest Congressmen with one of the highest staff turnover rates in Washington D.C.
In referring to the incident at Pierce College, Congressman Berman remarked,
“I have had countless debates with political opponents, over policy and legislation, but I have never in my life experienced the kind of inappropriate conduct Congressman Sherman displayed.”
Anyone who would still consider voting for Snake oil Salesman Sherman after publishing to the world his inability to control his temper has forgotten the October crisis, where President Kennedy by keeping a cool head during an emotional crisis kept us out of World War III. Any Congressman in Congress could become Speaker of the House. If a tragedy occurred the Speaker of the House could find himself in the White House. Would you feel safe having Brad Sherman in control of our nuclear weapons during an emotional crisis like the one President Kennedy faced? Too many young men and women have lost their lives because of emotional decisions made by stupid politicians.
Just like Trutanich, the time has come to lasso Sherman and throw him out of Congress. Congressman Howard Berman is the only Congressman running in this race worthy of our vote and support.
Posted by Pep Streebek