Desperation apparently has a real potential to lead to atrocity. Instead of answering criticism that Faisal Gill may have been violating federal laws governing lobbyists, apparently violated campaign finance laws in his latest mail piece, and that his current law partner has been a lobbyist for several entities listed by the Treasury Department as “Specially Designated Terrorist Organizations”, some supporters of Faisal Gill have gone on the attack claiming that Julie Lucas was dating a married man, and ponied up campaign volunteer John Light as the suspect. Not only does this mark a new low in the 51st District race, but the allegation is patently untrue as John Light has been divorced for several years and his ex-wife lives out of state at this time.
John Light has said that he intends to discuss this matter with his attorney, and he’s right to do so. Being a private citizen, the standard he would have to meet as a plaintiff in a defamation case would be pretty low. I haven’t yet conclusively determined who is responsible for these anonymous and wrongful slanders, but those responsible have undertaken no technical efforts to try to conceal their identity and it will be entirely possible for their identities to be revealed and for them to face the consequences of their reprehensible behavior. Being an anonymous poster does not entirely shield you from being identified, it only makes it marginally more difficult to identify you.
I’m going to give those responsible for this twenty four hours to identify themselves, come clean and apologize for their behavior. I suggest they take advantage of this opportunity.
UPDATE: “Unbiased Observer” read this post at 12:48 from his PC which runs Windows XP, using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0 revised to version 1.1.4322 of the .NET CLR runtime. I suggest again that he use this opportunity wisely.
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