Radio boy and his apologist are claiming that his press release was just a dumb joke and anyone who fell for the joke is even dumber.
Jackson told The Times Tuesday night he had been informed by Chapman's office that unauthorized use of the seal was not allowed and he conceded that he should not have used it.
However, he defended the fake press release – purported to have been issued by “Marion S. Barber, secretary of the Office of Electoral Elections” – as “parody” and said it is “absurd” to think that anyone would take it seriously.
That is a brazen lie. The top of the fold banner headline in the Monday, June 8, 2009 issue of the The Huntsville Times said;
In Tuesday's District 7 election in Huntsville, GOP leaders are hopeful but know the demographics work against them.
Former Democratic state Sen. Jeff Enfinger “drew it for himself,” said Rep. Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, state Republican chair. “We're challenged demographically. It all depends on turnout. That's what it's all about.”
Democrats and political analysts also say the race will come down to turnout. If state Rep. Laura Hall, the Democrat, can motivate her supporters to go to the polls, she'll likely go from the House to the Senate.
So it's just a coincidence that on the following day radio boy “pens” a (cough, cough) phony press release complete with the Alabama State Seal that tells democrats to vote on Wednesday instead of Tuesday huh? Did Sanford win fair and square?
“I think the major thing that happened is they had a larger turnout,” said Eddie Sherrod, head of the Alabama Democratic Conference.
“That's what it's all about”.