A new poison has been introduced into local politics.
Just before the mayoral election, an anonymous organization, Americans For Economic Growth, allegedly based in Washington, DC, circulated derogatory and accusatory mailings about candidate Joe DuBois to local voters. It was not possible to identify the source.
It's immaterial whether one favored this candidate or another, but every intelligent, honest Hilton Head Island voter should take offense at this new tactic introduced into local politics. It's bad enough that it occurs at the state and national levels.
The other mayoral candidates have denied any knowledge or responsibility for these political ads. But it takes a very heavy dose of psychoactive substances to believe that this arose "spontaneously" with some remote national source spending thousands of dollars to influence our local race. If you believe that, I've got a $1,000,000 underwater lot for sale. Give me a call.
Someone without decency or personal integrity to stand behind their accusations, whether true or false, attempted this hatchet job while hiding behind the cloak of anonymity. We all must hope that they are identified and given the proper "respect" that they deserve.
Hilton Head Island