That’s what it looks like. A lot of you got nasty mailers like this in your mailboxes this week:
There is no such group registered at the state board of elections. So, we did some digging to see who might be behind that address.
Lo and behold, we found that Scott Cumbie, the assistant secretary of the NCGOP (and one of the leading anti-Hasan hissy-fit throwers on the central committee) has been sending mail within the last few weeks with THAT BOX as his return address. Here’s a shot from an envelope supplied by someone who recently received mail from Cumbie (Click image to enlarge):
Hmmm. *Somebody needs to inform Mr. Cumbie that someone is using his post office box to launch an anonymous smear campaign against state GOP chairman Hasan Harnett.*
For those of you who don’t live and breathe the NCGOP, here’s more about Scott Cumbie. (Frankly, it takes a,um, “special” person to set up a website where his own name is the site address. And he’s not running for anything.)
Political history buffs might remember Cumbie from his loss in the 2010 GOP primary for the 12th congressional district to an opponent who lived over a hundred miles outside the district.
One of my biggest peeves is people who lob insults at others while obscuring their identity. Granted, we have people posting under aliases on this site. But, as I’ve explained before, THAT is OK if you make it clear to me who you really are. I put my name on everything I say, and I kinda expect other people to be grownup like that too.
I do let some people slide who the gang and I find funny or who happen to have really interesting things to add to a discussion.
Then again, this whole attack on Mr. Harnett has been so childish, so shameful, so disgusting that I don’t think I’d want my name on it either.