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23 June 2010

Note To The Associated Press: Nice Of You To Notice

Someone wise once said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Today, I am sincerely flattered because the Associated Press picked up on a story that I wrote about over a month ago.

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Karen Handel sought to grab the ethical high ground in April when she said she would no longer share the stage with Ray McBerry following allegations that he carried on an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old girl.

But now, as the primary campaign races into its final weeks, Handel's stance is putting her in a bind and could force the former secretary of state to sit out several high-profile debates that would guarantee her candidacy free exposure leading up to the July 20 primary.

McCaffrey, Shannon (2010-6-22). Handel stance could mean skipping Ga. debates. Savannah Morning News. Retrieved on 2010-6-23.

Here's what I wrote on May 5th:

"Citing allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor, the gubernatorial campaign of Karen Handel campaign sent out an email Monday declaring that their candidate would no longer appear on the same stage as Ray McBerry.

That declaration by Karen Handel may now result in her not participating in one of Georgia's most widely televised candidate forums this summer; the Atlanta Press Club-sponsored debate series.

Like I said, I'm flattered because it's not often that I'm on top of an issue before the Associated Press is.