Friday, November 11, 2011

Max Hill's letter to the Oxford Eagle regarding Gray Tollison's party switch

What is the measure of a man? A man is not measured by whether he has a "D" or an "R" behind his name. A man is judged among other things by his character, his integrity. What is character? One definition of character is having a moral or ethical quality. Katherine Hepburn once said, "To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time." Gray, you are not a man of character. At best your party switch is political opportunism. It shows that you are nothing more than a pawn in the political game that is played everyday in the political arenas across our nation. Being a pawn means you contribute nothing of value to the good of the people you represent. You are merely a sheet of sail attached to an ever-moving mast that has no anchor in trust, value, or being. At worst, it shows that you are a man without conviction too weak of spine to run on your accomplishments hoping only to ride a particular political tide to a continued position of elitism and power.

Know this Gray, I believe you have sold your soul. You will forever be linked in time to your moment at the Crossroads. Edward Kennedy said, "Integrity is the lifeblood of democracy. Deceit is a poison in its veins." You have deceived many of your constituents. With their hard work, their words and their money, they supported you. We have been betrayed. Gray, resignation is your only option. You are the Tommy Tubberville of Lafayette county politics.

Max Hill
Former Chairman
Lafayette County Democratic Party

P.S. Although I no longer speak for them publicly, I am pretty sure that the Lafayette County Democratic Party wants the generous donation that they gave to you two months ago back. You remember that check, Gray? That's the donation you personally called me to thank me for giving you.

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