Sorry, folks. I can't do this any more.
I don't like the fact that a member associated with the front page of this blog was singled out and specifically named in the comments to another post. But what I like even less is the fact that very few of the unrelated front pagers seem willing to openly admit that the original post was WAY out of line and should not have been on the front page in the first place.
What disturbed me the most - and I know this was done harmlessly, but nonetheless - was that I was singled out as an FPer openly supporting Brian Moran. This was done in the context - somehow - of defending the original post by highlighting that I could have FP'd anything I liked as well. But plain fact is this - I would never have FP'd such a hit piece. All the front pagers took a pledge slightly over a week ago. I take that pledge seriously. So much so, in fact, that the advocacy pieces I have written since signing that pledge - one in opposition to another primary candidate and one that was straight, positive advocacy of my candidate were NEVER posted to the front page.
Apparently there are different interpretations of the pledge that we all signed onto. That's the only excuse I can find for the piece that appeared earlier today.
So it's been fun - thanks for letting me be here and for trusting me with the front page (seriously). But I can't be the "token" who tries to uphold the standards we all agreed to when specific, more prominent people don't seem to adhere to those standards. Just because an individual, rightly or not, feels they have been wronged does not give them the right to turn around and carry out a vendetta in the guise of advocacy.