In the tight little world of L.A. politics and government where accountability is rare, there has to be a fall guy when things go wrong and the public knows about it.
Metrolink boss David Solow is a case in point. Ever since the train collision that killed 25 people in Chatsworth in September Solow has been a dead man walking and his interview — non-interview reallly — with the LA Times today is the kiss of death.
Here’s the entire interview as it was reported:
Solow gruffly began the session, “Got the ground rules? I’m not going to talk about the incident or any actions after.”
Asked why, he answered, “It’s not in my best interest to talk about the accident.”
Talk about a guy who needs public relations help. Unfortunately, Solow’s PR adviser Denise Tyrrell quit in a public huff right after he hung her out to dry over criticism that she told the world the day after the crash that the Metrolink engineer, who we later learned was text messaging a teenager at the time, went through a red light.
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