I have stated many times that you can support the message and not the messenger as in the case of Jessie Powell. Mary Tufts is now in that elite company of the dishonored. Over a week and still no reasoning behind mass mailings or vandalism and this is looking every bit like a repeat of the JP issue that I so eloquently posted on somewhere in this collection. In my experience, first hand, is that when you "mis-speak" or post faulty data you hustle right up front to correct it or say "I screwed up." Totally acceptable. What is not is the bunker mentality that is being displayed and the support it gets from the ever shrinking CFO group. Now, I'm sure if there was any validity to what she posted it would have been front and center on her blog. Ain't there, folks. That, in my book, closes the deal.
Through the years I have been been shocked by behaviors of those I have supported in the political and sports arena. Again, in politics, you can and should support the message even if your messenger has serious character flaws - Hello! John Edwards - is the latest example. Does it mean what he says is without value simply because he had a track record of dishonesty? Of course not and the same would apply to a Craig or Ted Kennedy or the myriad of politicians who seem to be prone to personal attempts at self destruction. Again, support the message.
Seems like this issue will be handled the same way Jessie handled her "problem." Ignore it and rely on the drones of your shrinking support group for reassurance. Jessie at least had the good sense to find an issue that could resurrect some semblance of being a public person. I suspect this will not happen with the latest adventure of foot-in-the-mouth. I won't even get into chickens and mallets that seem to have gotten the Topix crowd going full bore.
CFO just looks like that Jackie Gleason character - "The Poor Soul." Anti casino folks have to stand alone at this point. Failure is their option.