Paging Mr. Folks, Paging Mr. Folks
I’m not one for personal politics. I like to think of myself as a pretty nice guy, perhaps to a flaw – although I am sure there are others who would argue the opposite. For me, it’s disheartening that my first blog since summer must be one of self-defense.
Recently, Will Folks personally attacked me and the firm where I work. I suppose being attacked for the company you keep is one of the pitfalls of actually having a job which is more than any of us can say for Mr. Folks.
Before I let my anger completely get the best of me allow me to explain why I feel this rant is required. Yesterday, in his blog, Mr. Folks made glaringly false statements regarding the State Senate District Five race. Provided below is a brief excerpt of one of the more interesting comments:
… Upstate Rep. Lewis Vaughn is facing a tougher than expected fight from a previously-disbarred lawyer named Kathleen
Apparently, Mr. Folks is turning to the same pollsters who declared George W. Bush would fall to John Kerry, Rick Quinn would trounce Thomas Ravenel and Bob Staton would strike a crushing blow to Karen Floyd.
As much as we think blogging actually matters, voters in Senate District Five must have missed yesterday’s edition of FITS since Vaughn received 47.65% of the vote while Jennings Gresham struggled to gain 16% – so much for the margin of error.
Looking to the runoff, Vaughn will carry with him a dominating eighteen point lead over the next closest vote getter.
Given the outcome, I hope we can gain a glimpse into Mr. Folks’ character. If he has the courage to admit when he’s wrong, I believe it’s possible that he still holds on to his last remaining shreds of professional respect.
But, in the meantime, I’ll wait for the personal attacks…