Monday, August 14, 2006
Over the past two weeks we have witnessed a not-so-subtle conversion by Cash Michaels from one of the most ardent and outspoken Nifong apologists to vocal and discerning critic. At times we have not always seen eye to eye with Mr. Michaels. Despite our differences, we must applaud his willingness to inspect closer not only the apparent weaknesses in Mr. Nifong's case but also the transparency of his motives.
Along the way, Mr. Michaels wonders out loud why Police Chief Chalmers, Mayor Bell and City Manager Baker would continue to support Mr. Nifong when it appears that he is guilty of pandering for votes. While Mr. Michaels doesn't quite go so far in his article as to accuse Mr. Nifong of running a "snow job", he does offer many pointed criticisms and questions.
Since we are giving Mr. Michaels' his props this week, we must also note the courage and character he demonstrated by his willingness to join some his most determined and insightful critics on the WTVD discussion board. We applaud his willingness to stand for what he believes in, to not hide from his critics and to begin to ask the critical questions of both Mr. Nifong and other community leaders who may have enabled this farce.
Please Read: Cash Michaels