And speaking of those bastards at the BIAW, I just thought I’d repeat a few tidbits about their newly purchased Supreme Court Justice, Jim Johnson:
- While in private practice, served as a lawyer representing the BIAW.
- Received by far the most campaign contributions of any justice from the BIAW and its affiliates, including at least $146,500 in cash donations to 2004 campaign.
- Received in-kind donations of at least $25,555 from the BIAW and its affiliates in 2004.
- At least one-third of all donations he received in 2004 came from the BIAW and affiliates.
- During unsuccessful 2002 campaign, Johnson received at least $124,500 in cash, and $51,327 in in-kind services, from BIAW and affiliates — about 44 percent of all money he raised.
- Received more than $22,000 in in-kind donations from the Washington State Republican Party in 2002.
- Received at least $450 each to 2002 campaign from Tom McCabe, a BIAW vice president, and his wife.
In fact, I’d guess a close examination of Johnson’s financial disclosure reports would probably show that in addition to direct contributions, Johnson received substantial indirect contributions from the BIAW and their associates.
Hmm… can anybody say recusal?