According to TPM, another GOP grifter, Adam Laxalt, is imploding:
A Republican candidate for attorney general in Nevada was described in a performance evaulation by his law firm as a "train wreck" who "doesn't even have the basic skill set."The Laxalt campaign's defense is bizarre, saying that Laxalt '...had never seen the document in question.'
Journalist Jon Ralston, who first reported the story, points out, it's unlikely that the exact contents would have been disclosed to Laxalt.
Laxalt was described by his firm's evaluation committee as "a train wreck" who "doesn't even have the basic skill set," according to a review of his performance two years ago.Laxalt campaign spokesman Robert Uithoven said in a statement to Ralston. "Adam has been in touch with the firm this afternoon and he has been told that the process of authentication is currently underway. However, this document purporting to be an official evaluation was never given to Adam Laxalt."
The assessment by the Lewis & Roca Associate Evaluation and Compensation Committee (AECC) suggested that Laxalt attend seminars to "address basic legal principles" because of his "horrible reviews" and because he "has judgment issues and doesn't seem to understand what to do."
The recommendation: A "freeze in salary, deferral, and possible termination."
Sadly for Laxalt, Ralston has published a facsimile of the original document on his site...and it's a beaut. You really need to take a look.
In the Laxalt camp, the fact that Laxalt hadn't seen the evaluation somehow renders it null and void. Because ignorance is bliss...or something.
Uh-huh. Good luck with that.
UPDATE: Thanks to Kossak @nailbender: Jon Ralston deals with Adam Laxalt's response. Laxalt admits the document's authenticity, but:
...is doing about all he can, which is go on the offense and try to make the story about the leak and his opponent rather than the substance.The Ralston follow-up is a must-read: he guts the hapless Laxalt.