There are some actions in politics that elevate you to "bad guy" status. Simple ideology can't do it. There has to be something else, something more sinister and dangerous. I've given a lot of space to Ridgway/Towner because it is wrong to 1) bully and intimidate those who hold different views than you or actively oppose you politically 2) use the courts to deny the political rights of other U.S. citizens. I'd like Rob Miller to have the final word on this matter. There are still a lot of bad feelings and suspicion toward Ridgway/Towner, but let's learn from their mistakes, and as citizens forgive Mike Rigway and Mark Towner.