Posted: 1:40 pm Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

When qualifying is near, ‘tis the season for blackmail 

By Jim Galloway

Michael Williams is set to challenge state Sen. Jack Murphy of Cumming in the Republican primary. Qualifying begins Monday.

This morning, Williams sent out a note that included this:

“Several weeks back, a package with no return address arrived on the front steps of the Williams home in Cumming.  Michael’s wife, Virginia, opened the package to discover a mysterious message typed in large black type with no signature or indication of the sender.

“The typed letter informed the receiver that he (Williams) should reconsider his bid for State Senate or the anonymous sender would attempt to discredit him through misinformation and half-truths.

“The package also contained divorce records for Williams’ previous marriage as well as documents concerning a bankruptcy that he went through with a previous business.  The package made it clear that these documents as well as several other veiled allegations would be made public if Williams did not withdraw from the race.

“What you cannot see in an old bankruptcy filing is that Michael, though not required by law, has paid back much of the money from the bankruptcy and is continuing to pay it off. Michael believes this is the right thing to do regardless of not being legally required to do so. This is what integrity looks like, doing the right thing without force. This is the same integrity that Michael intends to bring to the State Senate.”

5 comments
honested
honested

Ever wonder how we ended up with the dolts, dimbulbs and thugs that make up the gop majority in the legislature.


If so, reread the article.

The_Centrist
The_Centrist

That's why politics is considered "hardball".  Things like this, past romantic involvements, or skeletons in closets are political death.

Then there are past/current issue stances.  Can you imagine a centrist who is pro-choice, non-religious, neutral on other social issues, and fiscally conservative running for office in EITHER party in Georgia?

Bulls_3y3
Bulls_3y3

Chicago style politics or mafia strong arming??? 


Get back to WORK....

Likewise
Likewise

I saw Murphy in action at a Forsyth County Flat Earth Society (I mean Tea Party) Town Hall meeting a while back.  He was just in the audience, not a speaker.  He turned me off then.  Outspoken jacka$$.