"Private Citizen/Political Consultant" John Shallman comments on his "sincere exit memo" to Carmen Trutanich
How much can I charge you for this political thought?
The "Private Citizen/Political Consultant" John Shallman has gone on the record, regarding his supposed, sincere Exit Memo to former District Attorney Candidate/Client Carmen Trutanich and boy, its a hoot ...... if not delusional.
I apologize to the City of Los Angeles for Carmen Trutanich. (How noble .... and profitable it was for you) I feel like Dr. Frankenstein ( you need an ego check Shallman) who, in his attempt to do good, created a monster (how much did "Dr. Shallman" charge for this creation?) and unleashed it on an unsuspecting populace, a monster who has morphed into the Kim Jong-Il of L.A. politics (compare to the alleged "Bernie Madoff of LA Political Consulting"?). This monster uses the law as a weapon--not a tool. (OK) He cracks down on peaceful protesters and street artists (that comment reeks like Occupy LA). He bullies and threatens cancer patients seeking relief( how about some relief from your alleged high prices john?) from medical marijuana--rather than using that energy to go after violent gang members as he promised me (so pretentious John!) and the citizens of Los Angeles. The fact is, Trutanich believes normal societal rules do not apply to him (nor do normal campaign fees apply to Shallman's work, allegedly). ** (He's dangerous, delusional and must be stopped. I helped create this mess and now it's my responsibility to clean it up. The memo was my first attempt at doing so, but obviously it won't be my last) = thoughts about yourself John?.
...... I think Webster's is redefining the meaning of "delusional", by incorporating this photo definition
But the reality is that there are some within the "Private Citizen/Political Consultant" John Shallman's fraternity of fellow consultants, who have reservations about Shallman's business ethics as this comment points out .........
“I don’t want to pass judgment on a fellow consultant, but I simply cannot imagine myself sending a memo like that to a client. “It is shocking how little responsibility Shallman is willing to take for what went wrong, opting to attack his candidate’s alleged shortcomings instead. “It also shows a lot of arrogance on his part to plan out his client’s big life and career decisions for him in such an impersonal and presumptuous way. As political consultants, we are supposed to provide a path to victory for our clients, not pretend to be king-makers.”.
....... or exercise "delusions of consulting grandeur", for an over-inflated fee, allegedly.
Your thoughts .................
Scott Johnson in CD 14
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