The GOP candidates for Anderson County Council debated last night and nothing new was learned for the most part. The county party is divided between what can be dubbed the Wilson/Waldrep faction a.k.a. CAVE people by their opponents, and the pro Administrator Preston faction. To the outside world, the division in the local Anderson GOP might seem silly or even trivial, but on the ground in
Just ask any passionate member of either faction. In hushed conversation and on internet blogs, both sides readily hurl criminal accusations, personal accusations, and about anything else they can think of to attack one another. You will hear everything from marital infidelity to stealing money from the public to bribery to even mafia involvement. No insult or accusation seems too far for either faction as they battle it out in
For the handful of us who see the wrong and right in both sides and urge some of sort of compromise and civility, we are insulted even worse. I was told point blank on another blog that I had to choose one side or the other.
I choose neither. I am embarrassed by them both. It is far past time for people to grow up and leave behind their sophomoric ego rants. The cost for my independent or rational thinking has been to be sniped at by both sides.
The divide affects other political offices as well. Incumbent Solicitor Chrissy Adams is facing a tougher than expected fight in part because both factions have members upset that she did not find some way to prosecute their opponents.
Indeed, most politicians in the area tread lightly in