In a move usually reserved for statewide candidates or candidates of higher office Whitney Cheshire, President of Cheshire Communication Strategies, a Republican and conservative campaign attack dog, has blasted me for my April Fools Post. On her unabashedly Republican blog Wednesday Morning Quarterback she has taken the typical Republican attack strategy straight out of the their Michael Paul Astorga play book and gone as far as to say that on the night I posted my April Fools post I should have been out looking for Michael Paul Astorga. Wow, that one floored me. I truly feel she dishonored law enforcement in general and all the efforts in particular of my fine deputies and detectives, who spent countless hours participating in the man hunt. She also felt I had ruined my relationship with the presidents security detail. What this really is about is a Republican attack on a staunch Democrat. Since she does not allow comments on her blog I emailed her.
Here is a excerpt:
I can guarantee that I have an excellent working relationship with the Secret Service and this didn't even register a blip on their screen. Do you really think that the Secret Service is worried about where the President is not going to be? I personally have worked with two Presidents Administrations and one Vice President (Clinton,Gore and Bush) and have met both Presidents and the Vice President on their visits to Santa Fe County and I am sure I will continue to do so. I was very careful not to do anything that would endanger or hurt anyone in this and your insinuations that I somehow hurt homeland security or put the president at risk, or even brought shame to the county or state is really out there. Oh well, Blogs including yours and mine are about opinions and I respect yours even though I disagree. I allow comments on my blog and I wish you did on yours also.