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More unfounded slander?

By Del Turner
Posted Tuesday, October 17, 2006

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Pittsboro, NC - The scurrilous ad in the October 12, 2006 edition of THE CHATHAM NEWS paid for by Mary Nettles, former Chairperson of the Democratic Party is reminiscent of the perverted, classless and downright stupid transparent attacks on the Chatham Coalition made by those pathetic frantic developers, the Gaines, during the May primary.

Again, as always with detractors of the Chatham Coalition, facts supporting the claim that this small group is in any way attempting to “take over the party and the entire county” are completely unsubstantiated. Mary Nettle’s obsession with “the coalition” as she disdainfully refers to them, borders on hysterical fabrication with no basis in fact. This time she has really put her foot in her mouth with the claims of her obnoxious ad because guess what Mary? The Motion of Censure submitted by Mrs. Kost and Mr. Hammond is entirely legitimate under U.S. Justice Department Guidelines for redistricting.

If you were not in such a rush to use condemnation as a smokescreen for your leadership deficiencies, you would have done a little research. Under Justice Department guidelines, there are several cautions that must be adhered to when a political sub-unit (in this instance, Chatham County) in a covered jurisdiction (the state of NC) attempts to make changes that affect voting access and eligibility, e.g. returning to a prior election practice or procedure and/or redistricting.Look it up for yourself. I do not have the room to quote them for you.

The bottom line here is that Mrs. Kost and Mr. Hammond are not attempting to “destroy” the Democratic Party. Indeed they are trying to restore credibility to the party. As a citizen, I commend and applaud the Motion of Censure.

When one can not do the job, one should step down. This is real life Mary; Wake up!

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