Dear Jerry

Dear Jerry Meek.

I'm sorry. I owe you a big apology, and this is it.

Last week I criticized your comments in a report about the possibility of Rick Glazier challenging Larry Kissell in an NC-8 primary. Whether my criticism was valid or not, the post spun out of control. You were attacked unfairly by people who should be (and are) your friends. That was wrong.

I can't imagine all the challenges you have to deal with in your role as the Chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Between the steady stream of bad news coming from the Legislature, the warring factions within the Party, and the incessant attacks from Art Pope's Puppet Brigade, you have your hands full - and the last thing you need is a bunch of crap from BlueNC.

I'm sorry it happened and I hope you will forgive me for my role in starting the frenzy. You are doing a great job and I, for one, am here to support you in any way I can.

Sincerely,

James Protzman

PS. This is my personal message to Jerry. I have disabled comments because I don't want to have my apology turn into another debate. Anyone is welcome to write their own post, of course, and say whatever they wish.