Kevin Roderick's excellent LA Observed posted a piece entitled "Sheriff Baca still has political friends" Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
Roderick posted this copy of an invitation to a fundraiser to be held Monday, December 9, 2013 in downtown LA's fashionable eatery, Engine Co. 28.
Roderock observed that despite much of the current press being negative about Baca and the Sheriff's Dept., "it's hard to unseat a sitting sheriff with all of his arrangements, deals and incumbent's advantages. Witness this: Next Monday night, a fundraiser for Baca will be co-hosted by former Democratic governor Gray Davis, former City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and high-profile defense lawyer Mark Geragos. The $1,500-per-ticket reception is being held at Engine Co. 28, the Downtown eatery that has been the venue for many fundraisers. Doesn't look like Baca is hurting for friends." Roderick said.
But LA's top-rated evening drive-time talk show hosts, KFI AM640's John and Ken, were less than impressed by Baca's friends. During the 5 o'clock hour, Tuesday night, they took a few well-aimed shots at former City Attorney and one-time DA wannabe Carmen Trutanich describing him as part of a 'trio of losers' and a 'troika of evil and incompetence.' They said.
Adding insult to injury, John and Ken questioned Baca's logic in allowing Trutanich & co to host a fundraiser for him. "He couldn't have picked three bigger boobs" and "bumbling fools," they said as they lambasted Trutanich for losing a 'simple election for City Attorney,' and Davis for being recalled, and Geragos for his unsuccessful defense in the Scott Peterson case.
"Likes end up being friends with likes" John and Ken said, "They are all kinda stupid, they are all bad at their jobs, they all lie a lot, they're clearly available, and they're all like borderline corrupt in different ways" they said.
Perhaps Sheriff Baca should look around for some different friends?