Kudos to BMGer johnk, who tracked down a complete copy of the complaint in Cahill’s lawsuit against his treacherous ex-consultants, including the attachments – emails, the consulting contract, everything. Truly a great read (PDF).
Really, almost any sample of the emails makes a worthy addition to the Joke Revue – the hilarious self-righteousness of these guys, apparently actually convinced of the virtue of what they are doing as they stab their client in the back, is priceless. There’s one email where Weaver explains that he had no choice but to betray his client because he, and others “who are in this business,” “care about governing.” BAAHAHAHAHA!!!
Anyway, here’s Scout’s worthy highlights selection:
No matter who one is with in this race, it’s incredible reading for any political junky.
This line from a Sept 26 email from Loscocco’s friend/lobbyist Jason Zanetti to the former Cahill consultants John Weaver and John Yob is priceless (p. 35):
I like the timing here because it we proceed as discussed, I think Paul will be credited with putting Baker ahead of Patrick in the next poll and hopefully on election day. Will definitely make for great PR for Paul and help repair his standing in the Republican Party for years ahead.
Hahahaha…How is that working out, guys? One of the few things clear about this situation is that Mr. Loscocco will never be trusted by anybody in Mass politics again.
Perhaps more seriously, Zanetti goes on the same email (which, bear in mind, was sent the Sunday before the Friday Loscocco defected and the Thursday night meeting with Baker to seal the deal):
It would be great if we could have one meeting in DC on Thursday morning and assuming that all goes will a meeting in Boston on Thursday afternoon/evening at a private location likely with the principals present.
One can safely infer that “the pricipals” are Loscocco and Baker, who did end up having a private meeting at the Seaport Hotel Thursday nght…just like these guys planned. Baker says he didn’t hear anything at all about Loscocco joining his team until Thursday day when agreed to meet with Loscocco that night. I wonder how Baker feels that Zanetti and two GOP consultants not working for his campaign were able to plan four days in advance to put him in a “private location” with Loscocco to finalize something Baker knew nothing about until the day it happened? Baker has got to be incredibly busy at this stage, how in the world could they plan on Sun for Baker to meet with Loscocco Thurs afternoon/evening specifically? Might the candidate not have other things on his plate one month before election day? If you believe Baker’s version of the timeline (as I am inclined to), it’s hard to escape the conclusion that Baker is not at all in command of his own campaign at this point.
Anyway, with friends like these…