Saturday, February 15, 2014

Dirty Politics & Dirty Pool

Many who toil in the local courthouses know who works for whom. As our friend walked down the hall, a second man passed him, extending a packet of papers ala a spy movie. "This is for you," he said and hurriedly walked on.

Once at home, the recipient of the paperwork looked over his gift. Copies of legal cases tumbled out of the envelope, and each one referred to the political opponent of a person for whom he worked. The most damning referenced a drug arrest from many years ago. What should he do with this gift?

We're guessing if this mysterious man presented copies of this arrest to our friend, he also presented the same to local media outlets. In the end no one did anything with the "revelations." Why?

Yes, a political candidate is fair game for microscopic inspections of his/her past life. After we looked at the paperwork, we felt the arrest was so old that it in no way presented a picture of who the candidate is at this time in his life. We also felt that someone had gone to a lot of trouble to dig up anything that could have remotely compromised the candidate. In other words, there was a personal agenda, and it could have backfired if the candidate's opponent had used it against him.

We won't go into details of who won the election. No matter who won, he/she did it on merit as the voters saw it, and that's how it should have been. Fast forward to earlier this week when we heard something extremely interesting about a former Shoals elected official.

Tomorrow: Misplaced revenge...


1 comment:

  1. I don't know, I think rushing to publish is a mistake, but failing to research and report is a mistake too... Think Hamby