Yesterday, Mark Bennett and I both received posts from the same person under the label of "BubbaJoe6Pack" that were clearly cut and pasted into both forums. Both were clearly very pro-Jim Leitner, which is fine. However, I, being the fool that I am, read and commented on Bubba Joe's posting on my blog before realizing that Bubs had posted the exact same thing on Mark's webpage.
I felt so cheap. I felt used.
Okay, well that may be overstating it slightly, but I did feel kind of like a dumb ass for commenting on it.
I only had one post from BJ6P, but Mark had the saga continuing on his comments board and the saga became a little bit interesting. BJ6P upped his posting by talking about "normal Tuesday night drinking session" for a group of ADAs (which I found a little judgmental coming from somebody named BubbaJoe6Pack), and talking about some sort of misinformation that the group had.
BJ6P goes on to characterize this misinformation by saying "I guess this is going to be the norm for the increasingly desperate Kelly faction."
Um, okay. Sounds to me like this was a group of ADAs talking, not a campaign rally. I wasn't aware that this type of behavior was prohibited.
Things then get interesting when a poster under the name of Pro.Victims calls out BubbaJoe by identifying him as Clint Greenwood, Jim Leitner's friend (and I believe, campaign manager). ProVic calls for a truce of some sorts between the Siegler and Leitner campaigns, encouraging BJ6P to fight the real enemy: Pat Lykos.
Mark then chimes in by chiding BJ6P for double posting on my website and his website.
Since there was never a denial from BJ6P regarding whether or not he was Clint Greenwood or not, I'm kind of inclined to believe that it was. I have to say that Clint isn't doing Jim much of a favor with this type of petty posting, if it was him.
I've always been very clear in my posts (at least, I hope I have) that I have a great deal of respect and admiration for Jim Leitner. He's a good candidate with good ideas, but I have concerns over whether or not his name-recognition will resonate with voters.
That being said, I hate to see postings from an over-zealous friend hurting his credibility, which I think that BubbaJoe6Pack, whoever he is, did last night with his posts.