The more I think about this, the madder I get.
No, in the greater scheme of things, it doesn’t matter that much who represents the U.S. at the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission. But this kind of behavior conveys a potent threat: that anyone who gives money to a Democratic candidate is in danger of having his or her career randomly damaged anytime some White House thug feels like it.
Note the last paragraph of the story, in which the mask comes off:
“We wanted people who would represent the Administration positively, and–call us nutty–it seemed like those who wanted to kick this Administration out of town last November would have some difficulty doing that,” says White House spokesman Trent Duffy.