From Jim Galloway at the AJC comes this nugget: When a computer tech named Derek Bovard in Colorado saw that President Obama’s advisors were putting together an advocacy group called Organizing for Action, he grabbed the domain OrganizingforAction.net and pointed it to the National Rifle Association website.
Eric Gray, Communications Director for the Georgia Democrats, spotted the domain-squatting Bovard, and promptly registered derekbovard.com, .net, .org and .info, and pointed all of them to the Wikipedia entry on the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
According to Gray: “For a computer technician not to register his own name when he’s pulling tricks like this is really unbelievable,” he said. “The point I’m trying to make is that you don’t have to be a bully.” Gray also added a bit of wisdom he heard from his mother: “..she said ‘If you’re going to be stupid, you’d better be tough.‘”
While Eric and I have not always gotten along, I must offer him congratulations on following his mother’s advice. On both counts. A golf clap for you, sir.
PS: That’s a new location for Galloway on the AJC site. Update your bookmarks to keep up with him.