I have spoken with a friend and Sugarloaf resident who witnessed the incident regarding Cagle’s folks, and the picture he painted was very different than the scene described in the letter mailed to Reed by a resident, which Erick posted earlier.
While he did not see any of the supposed antics on the private lawns there, he said that the Cagle trucks drove through the neighborhood “at or below the speed limit” (not “speeding through [the] neighborhood”), and that, when security was summoned, the young men “nodded their heads, spoke politely, and left,” again “not speeding” (and certainly not “continu[ing] to shout obscenities out their truck windows as [Reed’s] children approached the guard gate”).
As several commenters have observed (each of those words is a link to a different comment), the email appears to be scripted in such a way as to be prepared for campaign release, not a personal note — especially the last complete paragraph:
Kristine and I congratulate you on running a clean, issues based campaign. It’s always been clear to us that you are the best suited man to represent our family’s values and conservative beliefs. Unfortunately for our fellow Georgians, Casey Cagle has chosen to pursue a personal, one issue strategy. Taking it to the streets of your neighborhood, on a Sunday, in front of your and my children is inexcusable.
I’m just presenting the first-person account I received from a resident. I don’t live in Sugarloaf, and certainly didn’t witness the events in dispute — the rest is up to you, good readers. 🙂