So, Ford embraces anti-gay bigotry. And the two Ford execs who negotiated the anti-gay secret deal with the gay-hating extremist groups, Ziad Ojakli and David Leitch, are actually former top officials in the Bush White House. And now we find out, below, that one of those same top Bush/Ford officials is also running secret meetings out of Ford's own offices in support of Bush's far-right Supreme Court nominees.
Putting aside the question of who this Ford employee actually works for, Ford or the White House, is anyone seeing a larger pattern here?
Maybe you folks ought to give Mr. Ujakli a call here in DC and let him know you're not amused by Ford having become an adjunct of the Bush White House:
From Roll Call, via Bulletin News:
Lobbyists, meanwhile, are already plotting their strategy to further the [John Roberts Supreme Court] nomination. Roll Call (7/26, Newmyer) says that "just one day after President Bush announced Roberts as his pick to succeed retiring Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, an elite group of GOP lobbyists gathered in the downtown offices of Ford Motor Co. to discuss strategy." The meeting, "which lasted less than an hour, gathered some of the relatively small number of veteran Republican loyalists with experience in Supreme Court confirmation fights, participants said." The gathering "was hosted by Ziad Ojakli, who earlier this year finished up three years as the administration's top lobbyist in the Senate to take a job in Ford's Washington office. Helping Ojakli lead the meeting were Candi Wolff, Bush's top Congressional liaison and Ed Gillespie, the former Republican National Committee chairman tapped by the White House to help win Senate confirmation for Roberts."(Hat tip to AMERICAblog reader Cadejo.)