The campaign is dressed up as a plea from Sheriff Lee Baca to sign a petition at the DraftTrutanich4DA.com website to try to 'persuade' the Clown to run for DA. This gets a major Political BS Threat Alert on our warning system.
|Political Pantloads received the email plea from Sheriff Lee Baca|
at 6PM today, as part of an email blast.
The use of Sheriff Baca to pretend to be making a plea to try to persuade Trutanich to go back on his sworn promise to serve a full first term as City Attorney, is a crass and facile attempt to get Trutanich off the hook from that promise.
Expect Trutanich feign shock and surprise and say something banal like "Aw shucks, well I guess I just have no choice but to run for DA if THE SHERIFF tell me to, ha ha ha." followed by "I am humbled an honored blah blah blah."
Frankly, we would have expected Trutanich's campaign strategist John Shallman, to come up with something better, but he can only work with the material he's got and has to counter the hailstorm of criticism and accusations of being a liar and a career politician that the opponents will use relentlessly.
Trutanich's announcement is no surprise, the Clown more or less leaked it last week at a luncheon for the Studio City Chamber of Commerce when he said he was looking for a storefront on Ventura Blvd. for his DA campaign HQ - likely to be the same Mort Allen owned pole-dancing studio that the Clown used for his TRU '09 City Attorney Campaign.
So what will the TRU in 12 campaign look like? Here's our suggestion:
|Our prediction of the likely themes in the 'TRU in 12' campaign; strong law and order|
mixed with self-deprecating humor over his major missteps.
As well as having Sheriff Baca endorsing him, Trutanich is rumored to have secured the endorsement of Los Angeles Councilmember Paul Krekorian, who has made no secret of his interest in taking out Trutanich. In fact, expect to see the entire City Council endorsing Trutanich - they are so keen to get him out of City Hall.
One endorsement that Trutanich is unlikely to get will be that of Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, who may just be persuaded to abandon his retirement plans to prevent Trutanich from wreaking havoc at the DA's Office.
One thing's for sure, it's going to be interesting.