Erick posted this earlier, but my local paper had a much different report. I couldn’t find a link to it, but the Savannah Morning News has some of the same information. It doesn’t appear to me that Jimmy has brokered much of a peace, and the Taylor and Cox camps appear as divided as ever:
“This agreement had been in the hands of Ms. Cox’s husband for a long time,” said Taylor campaign spokesman Rick Dent. “We appreciate President Carter intervening to get Ms. Cox’s husband to agree to have the settlement signed.”
Mark Dehler, Cox’s husband and Jackson’s attorney, did not return a phone call Friday.
But Dehler told the InsiderAdvantage politics newsletter that Carter asked about the dispute when he and Cox attended an event Wednesday in Columbus.
According to the newsletter, Dehler disputed Dent’s statement that Carter persuaded him to accept the settlement as proposed by Lee Parks, the plaintiff’s attorney.
Dehler said the talks Carter initiated led to a settlement only after “three or four” important changes were made in the proposal.
Parks said the changes were “not substantial.”
Is the lawsuit settled or not? It’s not clear that it is.
They also can’t even agree to get Ms. Cox to campaign with Mr. Taylor:
Dent said the Taylor campaign looks forward “to meeting with and campaigning with Cathy Cox at her convenience.”
But Dehler suggested to InsiderAdvantage it may not be convenient just now.
“We have other things going on in our lives and Cathy’s professional career,” he said. “If they want to invite us to something, we’re glad to consider it on an event-by-event basis.”
Dent said Taylor was to call Cox late Friday and invite her to campaign with him Monday at a Labor Day picnic in Hapeville.
I’m not sure if Cox did in fact appear with Taylor today but it sure doesn’t appear to be peaches and cream with the Democrats.