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Monday, April 11, 2005



Trutanich is a grandstanding moron. He's aradley tried and convicted the mayor and councilmembers as corrupt all over talk radio and the media just because they've gotten contributions from AEG in the past, just like from lots of other companies. His entire election was a pure vendetta just like his friend and now key team member David Berger's, and Cooley never hid his real agenda either.In three weeks, he's threatened the CRA volunteer commissioners with lawsuits for not bowing down to him for no compelling reason, discouraging people from wanting to serve the city with that loose cannon cowboy to contend with; he's reneged on his promise to Laura Chick, not needing her after he got her endorsement in fact, with Kevin James throwing her under the bus as an idiot along with Wendy Greuel.He's turned AEG into a stock villain and asserted fraud based on nothing more than innuendo, alienating all big business and making them think twice about holding any big event in L A.He barged into Council last week accusing LAPD of fraud and abuse, for spending $10,000 per person to police the 2500 people who showed up without tickets, as though preparing for and deterring the hundreds of thousands who'd been anticipated were a crime and not just superbly preventive policing. One major lawsuit would have cost far more, look at May Day and even the Lakers victory riots.Even Sandwichgate is costing more to investigate than the difference between 3500 cheaper boxed meals and what was paid establish future procedures to eliminate all this confusion, but grandstanding like this is just appalling.I'm with 5:29 on all this. Makes no sense, except to look at it as grandstanding to carry out the vendetta he ran on.

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