This appeared in my Twitter feed:
As you probably know, the NRA is in a legal fight with is outside marketing firm, Ackerman-McQueen. The fight has escalated and gotten really nasty. There are lots of accusations flying, document leaks, etc.
I thought I had recognized the name of the NRA’s outside counsel on this, which is where the friend comes in. Should we be concerned that the NRA’s lawyer has donated to a slate of anti-gun Democrats?
William Brewer, the attorney for the NRA, donated to Beto O’Rourke, Ted Strickland, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Dick Durbin, and other Democrats. See here and here.
So, just so we are clear, the NRA’s top outside lawyer is the son-in-law and brother-in-law of the top executives of the company the NRA is fighting and the guy is also a huge donor to anti-gun Democrats. What the hell is going on? This just sounds so incestuously corrupt.
Call me eccentric, call me revolutionary, but if I select a lawyer or any other professional, my main preoccupations i if he or she is good. Will this person get me what I need and want? Will this person win my case? As I replied in the tweet, I don’t care if the guys worships the devil and wears red pumps but I will take him is he is good.
You know who demanded political loyalty? Hugo Chavez when assigning posts in his government. He remove the best and brightest from the Venezuela’s Oil Company and substituted them with those who passed the political purity tests and faithful obedience to the revolution. I do not need to tell you how’s Venezuela doing, right?
Now, if you tell me this guy sucks as a lawyer and show me his record of failures, then we have a valid argument for his rejection. Other than that, please spare me the application of Socialist policies in the selection of professionals.