If you haven’t caught it recently, below I’ve done a couple of posts on aspects of the Bosworth case recently that hadn’t really been brought up before; cases not previously noted where petition signatures were seemingly collected on opposite sides of the state, and a few contacts I made with people I know who signed petitions she certified as having circulated, but they indicate she was nowhere in sight when she did so.
Suffice it to say that Team Boz didn’t like them very much. Or at least her PR guy didn’t. And since writing them, Bosworth PR Guy Lee Stranahan has been predictably lashing out at me on twitter.
Apparently, since I didn’t write about something back in 2011 – 2012 (nevermind the fact I wasn’t writing back in 2011-2012), Stranahan is bizarrely trying to connect me with a child abuse cover-up he’s fabricating in his head, the prosecution of Brandon Taliaferro (which was rejected by the court), etcetera, and so on.
Suffice it to say, much of this had me scratching my head, and doing a nominal internet search on the person who Bosworth has hired to be her public attack dog.
Formerly working on and off with Breitbart, and that ugly parting is well documented, there has been a nickname used in the comment section here at the SDWC that has more of my attention, especially considering his connection to Bosworth who has expressed herself as being an evangelical christian. In the comment section at SDWC, someone used the term “Pornahan” to describe Lee.
So, I looked it up. And let’s just say that opened up a world of NSFW websites.
One website, Lee Stranahan Watch, details large sections of his “erotic photography” past, reposts messages from a yahoo group, including one on how he and his wife were allegedly going to start an alternative lifestyles advice column with everything from BDSM to vegan cooking to… polyamory and so on,” and more than I care to get into.
There’s more out there, but I have bigger things to do than to dig into Lee Stranahan’s dirty pictures all day.
So, Annette’s PR guy previously had a life taking dirty pictures, and was hoping to be the Dear Abby of polyamory and vegan cooking? That doesn’t necessarily seem to be an image that an Evangelical Christian Republican one-time Senate Candidate would want to project if she’s trying to be the spokeswoman for hateful things said about women candidates.
Even more bizarrely, as Stranahan tries to justify the public crusading & posturing of the new team Bosworth, with himself, Boz, and Brandon Taliaferro, Stranahan brings up the following court transcription in defense of Taliaferro’s actions:
Wendy Mette knew about inappropriate touching and porn years ago. She signed a statement about that, years before. — Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) July 2, 2014
Let me get this… In a case of child abuse, Stranahan is talking about pornography being evidence of something inappropriate going on, but he himself previously produced pornographic images. So, some porn is bad, but Stranahan porn will just not be considered in this context?
Not that the advice is going to fall on willing ears, much like other advice given to Annette Bosworth over the past year, but Annette really needs to get better advice than what she’s getting now.
I suspect she’d be far better served by getting an attorney well versed in criminal defense who doesn’t have an axe to grind with Jackley. I suspect she’s be far better served by NOT having a PR person. And I suspect she’d be far better off just going back to work as a Doctor.
We’ve all seen the show, and at this point it’s just painful to watch. You can only watch a person inflict so much misery on themselves. The media circus is about out of attendees who have an interest. So, pull down the tent and go home and try to reassemble what’s left of your life.
2018 Update: As websites come and go, I notice that many of the links used previously are dead. This website has some of the original material cited here. However, I’d warn you that it’s NSFW.