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Here's what happened. The secretary for the mayor of Valdez sends an email letter to Gov Parnell and all state legislatures that encourages them to consider moving forward with a large diameter natural gas pipeline that would have Valdez for its terminus. Nothing wrong with advocating for your own home town, right?
Mike Chenault, or someone using Mike's email and signing off as Mike, replies to one and all,
"What a crock of shit"
SOL will refer to this reply as COS for expediency.
The email reply goes to the secretary who is mortified to received such a vulgar response from the Alaskan Speaker of the House. The mayor of Valdez, Dave Cobb, is also a bit offended, but the guy has some dignity and wit. He's quoted as saying "I'm not going to stoop to his level, but I'd like to."
Well, after the COS hit the fan, the brainiacs at Chenault headquarters went into spin control. It was decided that Mike's Chief of Staff (SOL will use COS for expediency) would take the blame. So an apology, not from Mike (who thinks he is hot shit or that his shit doesn't stink), but from Tom Wright (the COS) who says he accessed Mike's email and sent out the reply intended for Mike's peers and it was inadvertently sent out to the secretary.
Do you believe that COS?
So, Mike's COS is the fall guy for Mike's COS remark and has to eat the contents of the COS. Mike might have a large body and even larger ego, but he must have the tiniest set of balls to not man up on this one. If he let Wright access his email and send out a reply like that, he should fire the COS. The apology should have come from Chenault in any case, where exactly does the buck stop?
Can you belive that crock of shit?
Check out the story here in the Valdez Star and here on the Mudflats
The bigger issue, of course is the natural gas pipeline. I'll have a post about that coming up.