‘Concern is often expressed about the “revolving doors” politicians use to secure employment for themselves in the private sector when their terms as public servants expire, and speculation abounds as to what favors they might have provided or promised in return for their sinecures.’
There’s quite a difference between former judges and former electeds. Judges have no likelihood of favoritism/cronyism unless they go to work for a past litigant after ruling in their favor. Your reasoning is specious. Is this Apple talking anonymously trying to artfully sway public opinion?