Troutman Pepper

Red pepper

Troutman Pepper has nothing to do with red peppers, but I just couldn’t resist putting that image at the head of this post.

Actually Troutman Pepper is a pretty prestigious law firm. From its About Us page:

Our platform of 23 offices across the U.S. allows us to meet our clients where they are – and wherever they need us to be. We have deep, unique experience in the industry sectors that will power the national and global economy in the years ahead, including energy, financial services, health sciences, insurance, and private equity. Our service offerings span transactional, regulatory, and litigation practices, covering everything from advertising to zoning.

S r sidarthI stumbled onto them when I went looking to see what S.R. Sidarth was up to these days, and it turns out he’s an attorney with that firm.

You can check out S.R.’s page to see what he’s doing.

What’s that, I hear you ask. Who is S.R. Sidarth?

My, how quickly we forget.

Think back to the year 2006 when Republican George Allen was running for re-election to the Senate in Virginia.

Here’s how Wikipedia describes it:

As a “tracker” for the opposing Webb campaign, Sidarth was filming an Allen campaign stop in Breaks, Virginia, near the Kentucky border.

During a speech, Allen paused, then began referring to Sidarth:

This fellow here over here with the yellow shirt, Macaca, or whatever his name is. He’s with my opponent. He’s following us around everywhere. And it’s just great. We’re going to places all over Virginia, and he’s having it on film and it’s great to have you here and you show it to your opponent because he’s never been there and probably will never come. […] Let’s give a welcome to Macaca, here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia.

Click here for the video.

Up till then the election seemed to be George Allen’s to lose, and starting with that Macaca comment, the tide began to turn, and he lost it.

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