Friday, April 21, 2006

Conflicting Versions

So who's correct? Paul Rolly Mike Ridgway

9 Comments:

Blogger theorris said...

Ah shucks, Mr. Ridgeway doesn't allow comments. Based just upon the openning line of this entry, however, I get the sense that he must be a very entertaining fellow. Not only is he hyperbolic, but he also uses the mutually exclusive terms "slander" and "libel" in the same sentence.

4/21/2006 11:05:00 AM  
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4/21/2006 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger That One Guy said...

me thinks Mr. Riggewhey doth protest too much....

4/21/2006 01:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twice I have known the people or incident in one of Rolley's pieces. Both times, he was dead wrong. And both times, his interpretation of what happened was even more off base than the supposed facts of the story. It seems he goes off what someone tells him, never personal experience. (I think they call that gossip.) I would tend to discount his account.

4/21/2006 02:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Republican no MoRE! said...

They are all nuts!

4/21/2006 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger That One Guy said...

I wouldn't call anything in Rolly's column "hard journalism"... I don't think it was ever meant to be... not when it was "Rolly & Wells", not now. It would be nice if it were, however, "generally factual".

4/21/2006 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rolly may not get all of the details correct at the event (I was there), but the jist of it is correct. Ridgway once again could'nt control his emotions and had himself removed from the meeting. Part of me feels sad for him, as I think he has issues that require medication. However I also feel like the guy does no good republicans or democrats. His main goal in life is to tear down the two party system and create an environment for third party candidates to become elected.

He has contantly driven away intelligent people from any organized party system and more or less been an embarrasment as a human being.

Treat him like the dunce. Put him in the corner of the room and ignore him.

4/21/2006 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the Tooele meeting, and though I never saw any cops and it wasn't horribly confrontational, Mr. Ridgway was indeed kind of a jerk. He did provide some useful info about how to procede for one issue, but he was very adamant that the way the Tooele chair was handling things was wrong, and he had to be asked more than once to let Tooele handle its own business. Politeness was maintained, but tension was definitely palpable.

I had never met Mr. Ridgway before that evening, but I came away determined (as a state delegate) to definitely not vote for him. Maybe he has some good ideas (I don't know, as his website pretty much consists of telling everyone how he has been wronged rather than telling everyone what he stands for), but his constant confrontations and subsequent whining lead me to believe he would not be able to handle the stress of something like U.S. senator.

4/24/2006 09:34:00 AM  

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