Krusty Konservative: Blackmail and Extortion
Excerpted from this post at Krusty Konservative
Politics is a nasty business, the stakes are always high and some people will do whatever it takes to win, yes even resort to blackmail and other unsavory tactics. I'm not naïve enough to think that this blog would be immune to those tactics, in fact I've been threatened many times over the 12 plus months that this blog has been in existence. ... I disdain people who feel the need to tear down or blackmail people to get their way or to advance their own agenda. If these threats only affected me, I'd give this little wimp a piece of my mind and continue business as usual, but it doesn't affect just me, other people could suffer far greater consequences than I, and I just don't think its right for the lives of innocent people to be ruined because somebody thinks that they are involved with the creation, maintenance, and content of this blog. As much as I've enjoyed this blog and the important conversations it has initiated it's just not worth dragging innocent people through the politics of personal destruction. ... While I will no longer post on this blog, I will continue to check my email and keep a keen eye on the political landscape in Iowa. I'd like to thank those who have shared their thoughts and observations here over the past 14 months.