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The money is a major factor. With one kid in college and two more on the way, the State's pay grade didn't cut it.
I think perhaps the "hook" for him was the religious angle\1st Amendment issues. Things are heating up in that area, what with ObamaCare mandating that, for example, nuns be provided contraceptives. (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/25/u...-blocking-contraception-mandate-for-nuns.html) That is currently stayed at the Supreme Court level, but up for hearings I think in June. Being a Defensive Player, and somewhat of an idealist, he may have dreamed himself into taking this case as a "greatest good" kind of gig. However, as he is learning the hard way, you can NEVER trust anything the "CoS" presents as fact. I kind of feel sorry for the guy. Cedillo, not so much. I think he doth protesteth too much about 'criminal sanctions'. And the overt doth speak loud in the accusation....
Excellent Post, Sloth!.
By Jove, I think you've got it.