David Brickner, just a puppet?
Hmm, lets look back on the history of JFJ, and look all those who were thought to have leadership potential: Baruch Goldstein, he had too much, and got shipped out to Canada, too hard to control. Tuvya Zaretsky, since his engagement to a gentile woman was broken up by an executive, hadn't had the same swagger. Sam Nadler, kicked out. Barry Rubin, a long shot, but kicked out early. Avi Snyder, he had all the drive of Moishe, but was too short to be an American Figurehead, and shipped out to Russia, Efraim Goldstein, fizzled out and shipped out of the US, as well as Bob Mendlesohn. Andrew Barron had a lot of talent, but shipped out. Jhan Moskowitz, minus the apostrophe now, too often in Moishe's doghouse. And lastly the golden boy heir apparent Mitch Glaser. Unceremoniously dispatched. Who was left? The missionary Susan prayed with every morning for a year was then dubbed the next heir apparent. But he was raised to understand Church Culture i.e. fundraising. His father fund raised, his grandfather fund raised, his uncle fund raised. Not too Jewish for church sensibilities. Very nice guy to meet, but lacking empathy. Little charisma, little peer respect, few necessities, to mold, change, or guide JFJ into the new Millennium. But a perfect conduit for Moishe to continue leading JFJ, through Susan Perlman. Perhaps the most powerful woman in conservative Evangelical Christianity, that no one has heard of because she oversees David, in the day to day workings of Jews For Jesus, for Moishe. She is intensely loyal to Moishe, his "right hand man", assistant, and constant companion. Even if Moishe passes away she will defend his legacy.
Because of her, David can't say that "Moishe was evil," and he can't say that "we are distancing ourselves away from his paranoid-like suspicious excesses, and becoming more Biblical and balanced, in the treatment of our workers."
All he can say is "Things are getting better".