Trutanich's final humiliation
Four years ago Carmen 'Nuch' Trutanich swept into the City Attorney's office buoyed by a wealth of support, advice and goodwill from those who believed the promises he made on the road to City Hall. Trutanich was the talk of the town; a political novice who promised to break the mold established by the 'business as usual' brand of cronyism that had come to define LA politics and politicians.
Nuch was different, or so he said to anyone who would listen. He was not a politician, he did not want to see his name in the headlines, and he only wanted to be City Attorney, pledging not use the office as a political springboard to higher office.
Four years later Trutanich is finished in LA politics. The man who promised so much, delivered so little. He succeeded only in defining himself as a "say anything to stay in power" liar who was resoundingly and humiliatingly thrown out of office by an electorate who rejected him, not once but twice in less than twelve months.
Fittingly, for the disgraced former slip and fall lawyer turned career politician, Trutanich bowed out of LA politics at a subdued office 'farewell reception' on Thursday afternoon, organized by his political staff. Nobody of any significance bothered to attend Trutanich's farewell.
Usher's last email
Senior Special Assistant Jane Usher, recently placed on tenure track by 'Nuch,' issued a final farewell missive to the gentlemen and gentlewomen of the press.
Our thanks to Kevin Roderick at LA Observed for passing on Ms. Usher's heartfelt thanks for the hard work that LA's media did to ensure Nuch got all the coverage he so richly deserved.
Reading between the lines, it seems that Ms. Usher's services have not been retained by LA City Attorney (as of July 1) Mike Feuer...