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04 June 2010

Honest Question: Who's Lying? Ken Hodges or Andrew Young?

Nearly a year ago, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that former Atlanta mayor, Congressman and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young endorsed Democrat Ken Hodges for Attorney General [Gould Sheinin, Aaron (2009-8-17). Young endorses Hodges for attorney general. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved on 2010-6-4.].

This mealy-mouthed bowl of mush fed to us by Andrew Young isn't going to cut it.

Either there was an endorsement or there wasn't. If there was an Andrew Young endorsement of Ken Hodges that Young now wishes to withdraw, then issue a statement withdrawing the support.


In a news release issued by the Hodges campaign last August, Young was quoted as saying, "I am proud to stand with Ken Hodges in his efforts to become the state of Georgia's top law enforcement official and chief prosecutor. The people of this state need an Attorney General who has a demonstrated commitment to preserving our civil rights while seeking justice for all Georgians--not just the wealthy or the powerful. As Attorney General, Ken Hodges will continue to do just that." [Georgians for Ken Hodges, Inc. Civil Rights Leader, Former Atlanta Mayor Endorses Ken Hodges for AG. Press Release. 18 August 2009.].

Earlier this week, Andrew Young seemed to walk back his endorsement of Hodges and that has another Attorney General candidate, Rob Teilhet (D - Smyrna), chomping at the bit [Galloway, Jim (2010-6-1). Andrew Young on the SCLC: ‘I’m not interested in organizations. None of them. Except the NAACP.’. AJC Political Insider. Retrieved on 2010-6-4.]. Young told the Journal-Constitution that he just took a Polaroid with Hodges and that "it didn’t constitute a formal endorsement."

Does that mean that Andrew Young's previous statement made last August was a lie?

Does it mean that the Hodges news release touting the endorsement was false, fabricated and misleading?

If the answers to those two questions are yes, then why let nine months go by without setting the record straight?

If, however, the answers to those two questions are no, then why lie? Why say there was no "formal endorsement" when what Young really wants to do is withdraw his support of Ken Hodges.

This mealy-mouthed bowl of mush fed to us by Andrew Young isn't going to cut it.

My honest question in this situation is, who's lying? Is it Ken Hodges or is it Andrew Young?

Someone here is lying.

Enough of this pussyfooting around. The former United Nations Ambassador needs to set the record straight.

Either there was an endorsement or there wasn't. If there was an Andrew Young endorsement of Ken Hodges that Young now wishes to withdraw, then issue a statement withdrawing the support.

The longer this goes on, the longer Atlanta's former mayor Young looks like a sneaky snake slithering here and there, deceiving people with his forked tongue.