Shamed ex-SEC Chairman Chris Cox to Float Not on Ice Floe But Orange County Republican Party Boat
Given that level of infamy, how are Republican power brokers marking Cox's return to Orange County? By throwing him a party Aug. 6 on a boat floating through Newport Harbor.
Orange County Business Journal's Michael Lyster writes:
Early next month, a yacht with Republican supporters is setting sail around Newport Harbor in a floating welcome home party for former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox.
The former eight-term Republican congressman out of Newport Beach is returning to Orange County to join the Costa Mesa office of Boston-based Bingham McCutchen LLP as a partner and shareholder. The firm is sort of where out-of-the-limelight Republicans go to die, employing former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and ex-Governor Pete Wilson.Among those setting sail on the SS Minnow for the Cox coming home, which will double as a GOP fund-raiser, will be Tom Phillips, National Conservative Campaign Fund political action committee chairman, and Tom Fuentes, the former OC Republican Central Committee chairman and current South Orange County Community College District trustee.