Interesting and perhaps accurate but that remains to be seen. I just wish Jess Walter would have come forward as he did in the Inlander piece when Mayor Condon orchestrated the political hiring of Frank Straub who significantly aided in the downward spiral of the Spokane Police Department a spiral which continues to this day. Straub of course was a very close friend of Rudy Giuliani and even worked for Giuliani at NYPD and in Giuliani’s private consulting firm. Aside from his very close relationship with Giuliani. Straub was also very close to, and worked for disgraced and convicted felon for taking bribes from the Mafia former NYPD Cop and later NYC Police Commissioner under Giuliani, Bernie Kerik. All of these facts were well known prior to Straub’s hiring and were provided to the local MSM but were completely downplayed and resulted in the very predictable outcome for the Citizens of Spokane.
Jess Walter ghost wrote Kerik’s memoir “The Lost Son”: A Life in Pursuit of Justice. There is no question in my mind that Walter was hoodwinked into believing Kerik was a great guy like many others were, until the truth came out about what Kerik really was and is something that is important to keep in mind about Politicians when you vote.