Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Brilliant Stupid

Morton Brilliant resigned as Campaign Manager of the Cathy Cox campaign today. He did so after the Taylor campaign accused him/CC of changing Taylor's Wikipedia entry to include information about Taylor's son, Fletcher, who was invovled in a automobile accident and charged with DUI.

Stupid move to change the entry - but was it really worth losing his job over?
1) he didn't lie, cheat, steal, manipulate, or do anything else overtly unethical
2) No voter reads Wikipedia to get information, at least not on any scale that matters, so it isn't like he was "using Fletcher" for political ends. The presence of the story in the AJC archives does more to that end, and Brilliant can't control that.

So, Brilliant may be guilty of being an idiot, maybe guilty of being addicted to Wikipedia (perhaps he enjoys adding what he knows to it), but I don't think he was being particularly malicious. Oh well, I wonder who will take over?


At 6:26 PM, Blogger PoliticallyBlonde said...

well, the Taylorites will spend more time blogging this than they will working for MT to get elected, so that's comforting.


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