I didn't mean to start a food fight, and I apologize for doing so. Just to be clear, I have great admiration for Jerry Meek, who takes more crap as Big Cheese at the North Carolina Democratic Party than anyone should ever have to. I'm sorry I added to his woes and that wasn't my intention when I wrote this yesterday:
The Hill is reporting a potential primary challenge to Larry Kissell in NC-8 by Rick Glazier. I'd heard rumblings about this earlier this year, and was disappointed to see the possibility is still alive. I've heard good things about Glazier in general, but I have to say, this pretty much annoys the hell out of me. Glazier's not quoted in this article . . . the only on-the-record source for the story is Jerry Meek, who does the talking for Glazier. Jerry should have told the reporter to contact Glazier directly to find out about his plans. His go-betweening in this article is unseemly to my mind.
It is NOT what Jerry said that annoys the hell out of me . . . it's the risk of a primary threat to Larry. The only point I wanted to make about Jerry is that he could have invited the reporter to contact Glazier personally. To my uninformed ear, it didn't sound right to have him explaining what Rick might or might not be doing.
But that's all beside the point now. Jerry is a stand-up guy and doesn't need criticism for me (or anyone else, in my opinion), for his tireless and thankless work on behalf of the North Carolina Democratic Party. In so many ways, it's a lose, lose job, and I for one and enormously grateful that he does it.