John Ransom

ericynot1 wrote: As is so often the case, Ransom, in an effort to tarnish Democrats, has twisted things and left out much of the interesting stuff about this story. The special prosecutor, Michael McCrum, who investigated this case against Perry, and took it to a grand jury, is anything but a political hack. He's an ex-cop (four years in Dallas and Arlington, TX) turned lawyer/ federal prosecutor who's known to be non-partisan (donates money to candidates from both parties, though more to Republicans), and was appointed by Bert Richardson, a Republican judge appointed by GW Bush. Brian Wice, Tom DeLay's attorney says he has "the utmost respect" for McCrum. The other thing Ransom did in this article is overlook the reason Perry wanted Rosemary Lehmberg gone from the Public Integrity Unit. Here's a hint: her drunk driving case was the excuse, not the reason. I'll stop by later to explain further if anyone here is interested in, as Paul Harvey was wont to say, "the rest of the story"-- Here America: Have Some More Filth to Go with that Government

Dear Comrade Y,

As usual, you’re an idiot. Only a liberal, Comrade Y, could come to a conclusion as wrong as yours.

Party affiliation doesn’t command absolute loyalty, especially in local politics. While the Democrats don’t like me in Colorado, there are more GOP types who hate my guts than there are liberals.

I don’t know what being an ex cop has to do with anything either. The cops I know aren’t saints, ex or otherwise. I’m also confused why McCrum’s campaign donations are somehow make him “apolitical” as he has been described often in the press. The fact that an ex prosecutor turned defense lawyer plays both sides of the political aisle in Texas—giving to both parties-- tells me the guy is up to his eyeballs in politics in Texas.

Apolitical would be no donations to either party.

Perhaps Perry didn’t support the guy when he tried to become US attorney. But here’s a fact: You don’t get recommended by both Dems and the GOP in congress to become US attorney unless you have some political muscle.

“Mr. McCrum was recommended by Democratic and GOP lawmakers in Congress in 2010 to serve as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas,” writes the Wall Street Journal. “But he later withdrew from contention because the selection process dragged on too long.”

Yeah, right. “I wanted to become US Attorney, but I couldn’t wait”?

The dog ate his resume too.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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