Well, I don't know about YOUR definition of "representing", but when someone hires my company (me), I am most certainly "representing" them.
LOL, as for his "lobbying", go do some research - Chertoff advocated heavily and repeated for the full body scanners (such as those made by Rapidscan) after the underwear bombing claiming they would have detected the explosives.
He made no mention that this was an international flight and that the explosive would NOT have been detected - the full body scanners are deployed to the US, not internationally.
To draw an analogy, this would be as if Microsoft hired me to do penetration testing for them, I lobbied a local politician to buy more computers for the local school, and then you came along and started whining that the reason the school board didn't buy Macs is because I was shilling for Microsoft. It's retarded.
If you were a penetration testing expert and you claimed schools should buy them because they can't be hacked into...then yes I could claim you were shilling.
In fact, I have claimed that multiple testing organizations have shilled for Microsoft both now and in the past because they received cash and then "claimed" that Microsoft systems provided a clear advantage over their competitors. Where do you think FUD comes from? (Or do you think FUD is purely fiction?)
Moreover, even if what's claimed in that article were 100% true, it wouldn't support the original statement, which was:
"the purpose of these body scanners was NEVER to increase security, it was a gigantic kickback to former homeland security chief Michael Chertoff who received very well documented "consulting" positions with the company that makes those scanners"
You'd have to show that their purpose wasn't to increase security, AND that Chertoff got kickbacks based on actual sales, AND you'd have to justify the quotation marks around the word "consulting". Failing that, the statement remains an idiotic conspiracy theory, based on the delusional interpretations of a paranoid mind.
- I claim their purpose was to enrich the pockets of company that make the scanners (what, you think they're giving them away?)
- I claim Chertoff got kickbacks (no, the kickback do NOT have to relate to actual sales) - and he did, his firm was "hired", meaning money exchanged hands
- And finally I don't have to justify the word "consulting". At this point, I have enough of a case to question his judgement, or the judgement of any politician, by showing that money has exchanged hands -- if Chertoff wants to clear his name, he can explain in detail what consulting he provided and what cash he received.
If you don't want to connect the dots - that's your business, but Chertoff was hired by Rapidscan and Rapidscan is doing business with the Government.