Jim Black is Innocent

At least according to Jim Black. News 14 in Charlotte has an exclusive interview with Black who says he knows he did nothing wrong and does not expect to be charged.

Enjoy the full article at News 14



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This headline is just for you...hehehehe

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Yes, Lance

I thought this might make everyone feel better. We can all rest easy now.

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But innocent of what?

Certainly not innocent of having pathetic judgment and putting special interests ahead of the interests of we the people. But I suppose that would simply put him in the category of most other entrenched politicians we come across these days. And we wonder why people are cynical.

Raising the Bar

This seems a bit optimistic. At most, I think that he can now claim is that he is not guilty or will be not found guilty. Innocence is a very difficult thing to prove. Especially after asking for and cashing blank checks.

What was funny to me.....

is that at the end of the article he is asked about his ethics and he says that his detractors would find things wrong with what he did. (Rough paraphrase) This tells me very clearly that he at least has an inkling that what he was doing simply wasn't right.....even if he didn't break any laws.

I can come up with quite a few scenarios where a person can do the legal thing without it being a good/right/ethical thing.

All of that aside, his lack of judgment takes him out of the race for me. I'm not holding him to a higher standard than I do any other public official. He is running again. I don't think he has a primary challenger, but I haven't checked in the last few days.

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