I could not sleep tonight so I got up and puttered on the computer a bit. I went the ETV website and watched again the debate for Comptroller General. One line from Mr. Theodore stood out to me. He blasted Mr. Eckstrom for hiring someone convicted of domestic violence to attack Mr. Theodore’s family and his “seventy eight year old father.” Well, I don’t know what Mr. Folks, who I assume Mr. Theodore was talking about, has done. I know that I, on this blog, pointed out the hypocrisy of the Theodore campaign.
But, let me be clear. I am on no political payroll. Indeed, I have been on the outside looking in for quite some time now. But, I do think it is hypocritical for Drew Theodore to criticize someone for using a state car when his own father had bodyguards and drivers at state expense, and took those people out of state with him for a purely partisan political event. Since it was my blog that pointed out the hypocrisy, the remarks of Drew Theodore make me angry. If Drew Theodore can not take average folks asking tough questions of him and his father, who he touts for political and fundraising purposes, then he ought not to be in politics.
Now, I don’t condone any personal attacks, such as whether or not Drew Theodore was faithful to his wife or not. Theodore alluded in the debate to that being thrown about. If it is, that’s dirty. But, to equate pointing out the hypocrisy of the Theodore campaign’s stance on usage of government resources to such personal trash is just as dirty by Theodore.
So let me address this directly to Drew Theodore and his campaign. I am on no payroll. I hold no office. I have never been accused of domestic violence in any way, much less convicted of it. I am just a private citizen voicing his opinion. If you folks can not handle a private citizen voicing his opinion on a legitimate issue without lumping that issue with some alleged sleaze you think is going on, then you folks don’t deserve a shot at the dog catcher’s office in my native Honea Path, (my apologies to the dogcatcher), much less a statewide office.
Maybe I have you wrong. If so, post here. Straighten me out. Frankly, I hope I do have you wrong. I would hate to think that the candidate and campaign of any statewide candidacy was so small.