I ask this because of my dear friend Jaime Abeytia.
What his aversion to coming out and saying, "I am a political consultant and you gotta pay for my services."
Apparently, Jaime is consulting Veronica Frescas.
But if the past is any indication of the future, you will not see Jaime on a campaign finance report.
More than likely, you will see a printing shop - probably Art Fierro's - on the report, and that shop, again more than likely, pays Jaime.
But that is needless pussyfooting.
Unless of course Jaime wants to be able to wash hands his hands in case a candidate loses. I guess. I suppose he can tell others and himself, "Well, that candidate never paid me."
Or that he wants to avoid publicly putting out there his earnings because of fear of garnishment?
I can only imagine Jaime being front and center will only make him more vested in the outcome, AND it actually might get him more business.
Everyone knows political consulting is a nasty business, and you have to hire nasty people to get the job done. But when it comes to writing checks, most people prefer a straightforward transaction.
That and quite frankly, Jaime is pushing 50. He's too old to be doing the stupid shit that he is doing.
And I say this as a friend.