Jeanine Pirro’s latest unhinged rant warned Mitt Romney to “be very, very careful” and not to disrespect “the man who makes sense to us.” It sounded a lot like the menacing language she used toward South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley after she had the audacity to speak out against Trump.
You may recall that in January, Haley took some not-so-thinly-veiled shots at Trump during her State of the Union rebuttal.
Who anointed you to take a shot at the leading contender for president in your own party in a nationally televised historic rebuttal, when you could have laid out a strategy of how the very fabric of America has changed under this Democratic so-called leadership?
…Be careful. Be very, very careful. Get in line behind our favorite. After all, in case you’ve forgotten, you work for us and you too can be fired.
That sounded more like a threat than an editorial commentary. And guess what? Pirro did it again this weekend, in response to Mitt Romney’s remarks attacking Trump:
Be careful. Be very, very careful. Do not disrespect the man who makes sense to us. Because when you disrespect him, you disrespect the will of the American people. That’s not a good place to be.
Last I heard, this was America and you were allowed to speak your mind whether it’s popular or not.
If you’re thinking that Pirro is just an overzealous Trump fan, think again. The fact is that Trump was a client of her mob-associated then-husband, Albert Pirro. New York Magazine described him in 1999 as “Westchester’s most influential real-estate lawyer, a man Donald Trump keeps on retainer—for when he wants to develop an island off New Rochelle or build a $100 million golf-course community in Briarcliff Manor—a man whom Republicans like Governor George Pataki count on to feather their campaign nests with his clients’ money, and a man who was recently indicted on 66 counts of federal tax fraud. The Feds say Pirro hid $1 million in income between 1988 and 1997, claiming dozens of personal luxuries as business expenses, from his $123,000 Ferrari to his wife’s Mercedes-Benz.
New York Magazine also notes Pirro’s ethical blinders:
Though federal tax law allows spouses to claim ignorance of their other half’s business dealings, Al’s list of exemptions raises real concerns—at least about Jeanine’s lack of curiosity. “She’s a bright lawyer,” says a former assistant U.S. Attorney who worked in the office now prosecuting Al. “How could she not know? You’re going to see some things in her husband’s case that shows she’s ethically blind.” Jeanine Pirro refuses to discuss the matter, except to call the investigation “invasive and hostile.”
Though she co-signed several of the couple’s joint tax returns (she earns $136,700 a year as D.A.), she has offered no explanations. Not about the Mercedes, which she drives each day past the $40,000 electronic gates of her $1.7 million Harrison home—gates Al claimed as a business deduction—or about the deductions of a $3,700 backyard awning; $10,000 in furnishings for a West Palm Beach vacation home; another Mercedes, for Jeanine’s mother; cruise tickets; stereos; fine wines; cigars; toys; and even salaries for workers who baby-sat the Pirro children, picked up the dry cleaning, and took the family’s pot-bellied pigs to the vet.
Yet in her commentary, Pirro claimed to hate the kind of crony capitalism she embraced:
We are sick and tired of legislators with modest means, who leave Congress multi-millionaires, whose spouses and families get all the contracts from selling the post offices to accessing insider information so they can buy property and flip it. You are so entrenched that you are willing to give Hillary Clinton the win. It doesn’t matter to you which party - crony capitalism and its paradigm will not change for the elite. Let the American people suffer along the way.
Watch the hypocrisy below, from the March 5 Justice with Judge Jeanine.
What you’ve written can be said of the entire GOP/Republicans for the entire 21st Century starting with the stealing of 2000 election Bush v Gore.
Why yes …yes she did!
We may have to issue an Amber Alert or keep an eye out for pics of Mittens on mike cartons.
Does anyone know if there are any major building projects requiring cement near Mittens?
Maybe a 4x bankrupt reality TV performer makes sense to YOU, Little Jeannie — not to me . . .
“Because when you disrespect him, you disrespect the will of the American people.”
Actually, the will of the American people will be determined on November 8th of this year — but, if current polls are any indication (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest_polls/pres_general/), the will of the American people is that the only way Trump gets in the WH after that date is the same way most of us would: as part of a tour group . . .
That gas is the only thing that keeps the tent up.
The republican big tent needs a servant’s quarters.