We were troubled last night, and we realized that Mr. Brummer deserved a bit better then we treated him. One incident, however mistaken, does not a career make. Mr. Brummer’s office has over the years provided superior representation to thousands of clients, and his office has produced some of the finest trial lawyers in America.
Because we are, at the core, committed to defending people, we advance the other side of the story:
First: what did that little twerp with the mega-phone expect? He came to work FOR Bennett. If he didn’t like the current administration, he should have quit- and then campaigned to his traitorous heart’s content.
While Brummer should not have fired the little weasel, a steady diet of weekend and holiday bond hearings, with a posting to Judge Postman’s courtroom (with strict instructions to buy him lunch any time he asked) would have been in order.
Second, and more importantly, Mr. Brummer has made a career of recognizing, and rewarding loyalty. Currently, Mr. Brummer has a former Judge working for him. Brummer hired the Judge after a long and distinguished career, and an election loss that was a travesty. Mr. Brummer rewarded the Judge with a nice paying slot allowing the Judge to tidy up his retirement. And the Public Defenders Office has long been known as the place where a lawyer down on his or her luck, or entering a new phase of sobriety, could return for a fresh start.
So there is a lot more to Mr. Brummer than what appears to have been a proclivity for heavy-handed politics. And while we stand by our comments criticizing the incident, we applaud Mr. Brummer’s long history of loyalty and record of service to the citizens of Dade County. Like many of his clients, Mr. Brummer is entitled to the jury of public opinion knowing both sides of the story. (plus- you never know when we might need a job).