Hello? Shaq calling.
The Lakers legend will be canvassing Los Angeles county with robocalls on behalf of current LA City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, who is running to become District Attorney.
Banking on his experience as a dad and a reserve police officer (is there anything he can't do?), Shaq endorses Trutanich as the only person who can keep children away from gangs. Add the fact that Shaq recently earned a doctorate degree in education from Barry University in Orlando, Fla., and this seems like a really informed endorsement. Too bad he doesn't actually live in Los Angeles anymore.
Listen to Shaq's robocall or read the full text here:
Hi, this is Shaquille O’Neal asking you to join me in supporting Carmen Trutanich for LA County District Attorney. Who’s Carmen Trutanich? He’s the only man I trust to work with our kids to keep them safe at school and away from gangs. Carmen Trutanich wants to prevent crime by providing more after school, job training and apprenticeship programs. Trust me. I don’t get involved in politics very often. But, as a Father and police officer, when it comes to our kids, I’m going to get involved. You should too by voting for Carmen Trutanich for District Attorney. Thank you for your time.
Trutanich could have the luck of the Irish in Shaq. The former Boston Celtics player also endorsed Trutanich's campaign for City Attorney back in 2009 with the same line: "the only man I trust to work with our kids to keep them safe at school and away from gangs."
A rep for Trutanich's campaign told The Huffington Post that registered voters in Los Angeles County can expect the robocall today, although it's unclear right now whether they'll continue to deploy it later on in the race.
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