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Carmen Trutanich, LA District Attorney Candidate: 6 Reasons Why LA Has A Distaste For Him (VIDEOS)

Carmen Trutanich La District Attorney

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/12/2012 12:11 pm Updated: 03/12/2012 6:04 pm

From news headlines like "Carmen 'I am a liar' Trutanich" to "Carmen the Barbarian," LA has clearly taken a disliking to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich. There's even a rumored plane that has been known to fly above downtown with a banner reading: "Nuch is a liar."

So what has he done that is so horrible? We've laid out the man's six biggest mistakes for you below. Each one is accompanied by a video of the one and only so you can judge for yourself.

Maybe it's just the media, potheads, "tagbangers" and dreadlocked protesters who dislike the "Nuch." Or perhaps he's on your black list as well.

BOTTOM LINE: Does every city need a politician to hate? Or does Trutanich deserve his boogie man status?

"I'm not a politician."
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Trutanich is known for his "I'm not a politician" declarations, for promising "four more years" as LA city attorney and for assuring that he's not using his current office as a stepping stone in his political career. When he reneged on his promise and declared his campaign for district attorney, here's how a Los Angeles Times editorial responded:

Under the terms of the pledge he made when running for city attorney three years ago, the ad should have appeared in the paper on Sunday -- but we still don't see it. It should be pretty easy to spot: He said it would have a large photo of him with the words "I AM A LIAR" in large block print.

It's been clear for months, ever since Trutanich began compiling a campaign treasury that now exceeds $1 million, that his promise to focus on his job as city attorney and not seek higher office before completing two full terms was a bunch of bunk. He reneged on that commitment, and now his campaign spokesman is essentially making fun of anyone who was sucker enough to have thought he was serious and to try to hold him to his pledge.

Full disclosure: video is from Trutanich's chief rival DA candidate, Deputuy District Attorney Alan Jackson.