We know more about the lawsuit filed by six former employees of the McLennan County Sheriff's office against new sheriff Parnell McNamara.
According to the lawsuit, one of the six suing McNamara, claiming the firings were politically motivated retribution for supporting Randy Plemons in the primary, used his grandson in a campaign ad to mock McNamara and his perceived lack of experience.
At the time of the ad we discussed it at length on the show and many felt not only was the ad below the belt to accuse a former US Marshal with decades of experience of somehow not being ready for the job, but it was also in questionable taste to use a kid to do it.
Here is the ad again (and why I included it in my original post on the lawsuit before we even knew the kid was the grandson of one of the guys suing):
So let me get this straight: not only are you "shocked" you were fired by the new sheriff for supporting the guy he ran against who consistently questioned his qualifications and ability to do the job, but you also used your grandson to mock him as being a little kid playing dress-up who wasn't ready to be a real lawman? And you think you should have kept your job why, exactly?
I know it's not his style, but I wish Parnell McNamara would come out and say "of course I fired them, but not just because they supported my opponent. Look at how they depicted me - as a child unfit to hold this job. Damn right I fired them! And I'd hire them back just so I could get the satisfaction of firing them all over again!"