Saturday, October 27, 2007

Jeannemarie Devolites Davis Is Horrible

O.K., there's dirty politics, and then there's hitting a new low in dirty politics and then having the audacity to obliviously claim you can't understand what the fuss is about.

Ms. Davis, in a close race for a Virginia State Senate seat, published her opponent's home address, phone number, and MINOR CHILDREN'S NAMES, in a mailed advertisement, and then, when called on it, claimed it was inadvertent and said

He sent out a piece with his children's pictures and their names. Give me a break.

Sure Jeannemarie, no difference there.

Her opponent, J. Chapman "Chap" Peterson called a press conference and had this to say:

Words can't describe the anger I feel. My family does not live in a gated community. We live on a public street in a subdivision which is easily accessible to strangers. In fact, we are two blocks from the county jail.

According to today's Washington Post, where I got all this and a link to which I'll put at the end of this article:

"One effect of the mail piece is that the Virginia Coalition of Police and Deputy Sheriffs is thinking about withdrawing its endorsement of Davis."

Said Marshall Thielen, a member of that organization:

They're both good candidates for law enforcement. But what she's done here is just horrible.

The Fairfax County Sheriff's Office must agree. Again, according to WaPo: "Sheriff's deputies have patrolled [Peterson's] neighborhood since Wednesday, [although Peterson] said he did not request increased protection."

I think the whole thing is un-effing-believable, outrageous and a dramatic new low.

Read about the whole sordid mess here.


Anonymous said...

That is really horrible. It's below the concept of below the belt. She's bullying her opponent with the most despicable of weapons to use against someone - their family. To quote Judy Garland in "Meet Me In St. Louis", "If there's anything I hate, loathe, despise, and abominate, it's a bully."

laura b. said...

On top of how horrible it is, it shows such an appalling lack of judgement. It is hard to believe that she or anyone on her campaign could justify this as being a good idea in any way.