In an interview just reported, Puppet Joe Boylan accidentally said what everyone except the State Board of Elections already knew: Art Pope was involved in Boylan's campaign to defeat Richard Morgan.
Boylan said he is tired of hearing criticism linking him to Pope. "Art Pope has nothing to do with the general election right now," Boylan said. "Art Pope and Richard Morgan aren't a part of this race. Their involvement died May 2. I am not associated with Art Pope." Boylan said any contentions that Pope's corporations gave money directly to his campaign in the primary are untrue. (Emphasis added.)
I'm sure the Hairdresser is tired of hearing that criticism, but you can bet there will be no let up. Ever. Because Boylan just confessed to what everyone already knew:
Their involvement died May 2.
Boylan has learned quickly the ways of the Dark Side. He's mastered the art of parsing words and splitting hairs. No one I know thinks Art Pope is still involved in Boylan's campaign. In fact, the real question isn't about "now" at all. The real question is about Pope's involvement in the effort to defeat Richard Morgan back in May.
What's more, who's saying Pope's corporations gave money directly to Boylan's campaign? That's another red herring. The accusation against Pope's RLM organization is that it was engaged in "electioneering" with the express purpose of defeating a candidate. The Puppetshow wasn't found guilty for reasons that still escape me, but that doesn't change the reality of what happened on the ground.
Everyone knows the truth about this. You know. I know. The State Board of Elections knows. Even Boylan knows.
Joe Boylan is the Republican candidate for the State Legislature in Moore County for one reason and one reason only: Art Pope.
This is true whether he broke the law or not. To my knowledge.