This morning, buffeted by allegations that he ignored a sexual harassment complaint filed against a politically well-connected assistant district attorney and facing strong endorsements for the Recall Nifong-Vote Cheek line in the Chronicle and DBR,
In an e-mail sent to his supporters with a request that they forward it far and wide, the district attorney played the self-pity card, describing himself as the victim of “the most negative local ads that I have seen in my nearly three decades here.” Some might say when a District Attorney violates as many procedures as Nifong has, he’s opened himself up for criticism.
Continuing the self-pity theme, Nifong taps into longstanding racial memories by wildly accusing the Cheek forces of seeking “to discourage my supporters from voting.” In fact, as he’s well aware, the only attempt to “discourage” anyone from voting in this campaign occurred outside Duke stadium, when a Duke official suppressed a DSED voter registration drive and told lacrosse players to turn inside their shirts saying “Voice Your Choice.”
The minister of justice described his experience at the North Carolina Central Homecoming Parade, where he claims “thousands of people responded to our positive message of equal treatment and access to justice for all of our citizens.”
Equal treatment? One wonders how applying one set of procedures to permanent residents of
Finally, the Nifong mailer featured the minister of justice unleashing his most chilling description to date of the lacrosse case. He claimed that Cheek supporters consider his prosecution “a threat to their sense of entitlement and that they do not trust a jury of
This is a man who has totally lost his way.