I’m Not Buying the Dan Jones – Butler Snow Conspiracy Theory

But I don’t buy the conspiracy theory. It sounds more like sour grapes. It would be kind of like Burger King telling you why McDonald’s sucks. Consider the source.

Start out with the fact that Gov. Musgrove is also now a private practice attorney who is a competitor of Butler Snow. Assuming that everything he says is true, would he do anything different if this was a Democratic controlled state and he had the influence that Barbour has? Hasn’t Gov. Musgrove used his connections and influence to get business?

That’s what big law firms do. They hire people with influence who they hope will bring business to the firm. Not only is that how things work, there is nothing wrong with it.

Musgrove didn’t have a problem taking a job with Copeland Cook. And I bet he used his contacts and influence to bring in business for that firm and his current firm.

MS Litigation Review
3/27/14