In response, according to this source, Bradley issued a statement declaring the VP had no authority to suspend him, defending his record in Texas, suggesting the veep committed a felony by suspending him, and threatening a defamation suit.
Some people seem to make friends wherever they go.
This is vintage John Bradley; our man appears in top form.
The President, who is out of the country, was quoted as saying he hadn't reviewed Bradley's suspension but expected the vice president's decision was made in the "best interest of the Republic."
For more on John Bradley's time in Palau, check out this article describing abysmal solitary confinement conditions he defended unsuccessfully against a habeas writ on behalf of the Palau government. The solitary cell in question was in “near total darkness” and “strewn with trash…dank wet magazine pages, and soiled clothes.” In addition, "Water bottles filled with urine were also found in the cell," and “the stench of urine and feces was described as 'overpowering.'” From this perhaps we gain greater insight into why Palau would hire JB in the first place: If you're looking for someone to walk into court and defend that, it requires a certain mentality.
MORE: Via Mark Bennett, check out a cartoon from a Palau newspaper dubbing JB the "Texas Rattlesnake."
|John Bradley is the Palau AG|