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Milkovich tome to distract from record

You might think running a law practice and serving as a state senator would leave little time to write a book – unless it helps you navigate a difficult reelection task.

Last year, Democrat state Sen. John Milkovich self-published Robert Mueller-- Errand Boy for the New World Order. At the time, in Louisiana only the Talk Louisiana radio program took notice (disclosure: I’m sometimes a guest on this program), which led to a subsequent dyspeptic review by a far left website in state.

Since then, Milkovich has been busy with it. I haven’t read it, but from what I can glean from various interviews that he has given with a number of conspiratorial-minded outlets, it’s just that – a contrived look at the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director’s and now special prosecutor whose investigation is going nowhere, looking set to burn through tens of millions of dollars without coming close to delivering metaphorically to the far left a Z-list celebrity aspiration.

Apparently, the thin tome performs a retrospective on Mueller’s career, painting with an overboard brush that involves him in malicious coverups using actual past incidents. From what I can tell, it’s not inaccurate in presentation of basic facts, it’s the dubious interpretation of these that makes Mueller a willing participant in an alleged New World Order, the reputed elements of which today resist Republican Pres. Donald Trump’s supposed remaking of national politics.

It’s been well-received by the conspiracy community (of which Milkovich prior to and during this millennium  has decisively affirmed his membership), judging by dozens of appearances Milkovich has made on mainly podcasts and Internet-only narrowcasts. That brought it to the attention local Shreveport media, which asked why Milkovich wrote it. He said he couldn’t countenance the unfair treatment of Trump.

That the investigation has wasted taxpayer dollars to turn up nothing illegal involving Trump certainly will play well in his district – and distract from Milkovich’s legislative record that would disappoint many. While on social issues he seems quite in step with the conservative district, with the Louisiana Family Forum’s legislative scorecards awarding him a lifetime 100 rating (meaning perfectly conservative voting on social issues), he has a Jekyll-and Hyde personality when factoring in the lifetime 41 score from the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, which indicates friendliness to higher taxes, bigger government, and increased government power.

Milkovich must know that full-spectrum conservatives won’t tolerate his fealty on social issues when he sells them out so frequently on fiscal concerns, and to some extent makes a mockery of his professed support for Trump. Undoubtedly, these disgruntled constituents would welcome a conservative challenger to him this fall. Spending all this effort on the book attempts to produce a prophylactic to understanding that Milkovich is no friend of limited government and stunting an electoral challenge from the right.

I’ll take Milkovich’s word that he felt motivated as a “patriot” to write what he did. But he’d be lying if he refused to admit some political calculus regarding his legislative career also didn’t play a big part in that as well.

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