“When I signed on as an advisor to Everytown, I looked forward to a thoughtful and provocative discussion about the toll gun violence takes on Americans,” Republican ex-PA Governor and Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge told The Daily Caller. “After consultation with Everytown, I have decided that I am uncomfortable with their expected electoral work. Therefore, we have decided that we will pursue this issue in our separate spheres.” The New York Times is buying that explanation hook, line and sinker; it makes Everytown seem hard-core and Republicans (who served under George Bush!) wimps. I call B.S. . . .
Ridge had to have known that Everytown was a one-issue political lobbying org from the get-go. If he didn’t he was stupid – which shows you the level of idiocy to which Everytown had to stoop to get a “bi-partisan” board. Maybe Everytown was targeting a PA pal. Who knows? But any ding against Everytown is a good ding.
Oh and did you notice that word “discussion” again? I wonder if he meant the kind of discussion Bush the Younger’s intelligence operatives had with suspected terrorists. From water board to Bloomberg board. Not much of a leap if you ask me.