Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Boyce Adams is closing the gap between himself and Steve Simpson in the race for Worst Campaign

In another strange move, Northern District Public Service Commissioner candidate Boyce Adams, Jr. has decided to use "robocalls" for his campaign with a strange voice on the other end (more on that in a minute). First of all, I wonder how many North Mississippians will trust a PSC candidate to actually enforce the "Do Not Call" law if he makes solicitation calls. "Rolls Royce Boyce" should have used better judgement than making these calls when incumbent Brandon Presley is extremely well-known and well-liked for his fight against telemarketers, at least according to extensive polling of the Northern District. Adams' decision to make robocalls can only help Presley by angering voters. Sure the calls are legal, but this is a terrible move on Adams' part. I guess we shouldn't be too surprised, seeing as we're talking about a guy that falsely claims to have a degree in everything from Biology to International Economics, when in he in fact doesn't.

But wait, it gets worse. The crazier aspect of the robocalls is who is on the other end of the line. Adams' has apparently talked retired PSC Commissioner Bo Robinson into making the calls. This is the same Bo Robinson that was sued not once, but TWICE by former employees for sexual harassment while in office. Robinson and Presley had a falling out when Presley dismissed a certain female employee (on Presley's first day). Presley objected to Robinson having her on the payroll at approximately $65,000 a year when she only reported to the office a few days a week. (Talk about your government waste.) I really wonder how many folks would feel comfortable taking that robocall if they knew the history of who was waiting on the other side?

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