Tacky: Morris Dees & SPLC Reveal a Kind Note from Brad Reynolds
The Judicial Watch FOIA's today of communications between Morris Dees and DOJ reveal something rather tacky - the SPLC forwarding a note sent privately from former DOJ Assistant Attorney General (during the Reagan administration) Brad Reynolds.
Judy Bruno at SPLC writes DOJ attorney Barry Kowalski "thought you would want to see the attached note from Brad Reynolds." The subject line reads "From Morris" so either Morris wanted Kowalski to see the private note, or SPLC staffer Bruno did. Because Morris possessed the note, odds are it was the former.
The question is ... why? Why would someone turn over to a rabid left-wing DOJ lawyer a note from Reagan era AAG Reynolds? Kowalski was notorious for loudly vocalizing left wing philosophy at the DOJ workplace to such an extreme that it became disruptive. At best, Dees giving DOJ the note is tacky, to turn over a private note to the DOJ, and ultimately thanks to Judicial Watch, to the world. At worst, it shows a duplicitous side to Dees that other friends and acquaintances should consider.