…I’m not sure if y’all saw this in today’s Savannah Morning News:
The strategist for Mary Ellen Sprague has urged political donors to boycott her opponent, Clint Murphy.
“I am going to try and help you save money,” Dave Simons wrote in an e-mail to about 50 people. “Please do not give your money … to Clint Murphy.
“Many folks, including some of our favorite Republican elected officials in Chatham County, are closing the circle to Clint because of his actions against many of us.”
According to the article, Dave Simons says that Republican donors shouldn’t give any money to Clint “Bull Moose” Murphy because he’s had the temerity to criticize Republican elected officials such as state Sen. Eric Johnson and state Rep. Ron Stephens.
Last time I checked, both Sen. Johnson and Rep. Stephens were public officials meaning that fair criticisms of their actions are fair game. You know, I find it interesting that someone would say “don’t give money to this person because he holds elected officials accountable.” Maybe, just maybe, if Bull Moose had said “Eric Johnson is God’s gift to the Georgia General Assembly” (and I’m pretty sure several legislators on both sides of the aisle would take issue with that [j/k, Sen. Johnson]), then folks like David Simons might be singing a different tune (although I doubt it).
Anyways, Bull Moose, with e-mails saying “I want you to advise me on how to destroy him […] … Destroy him, you have my permission!”, I guess you should happy that all your opponents are trying to do is keep people from giving you money.
At least they aren’t trying to put a hit out on you.