ON JIM McGETTIGAN
AND THE "WETBACKS" CONTROVERSY
It has been an awful campaign thus
far for Atlantic County Sheriff Jim McGettigan, who is presently running for the
top job in Atlantic County.
Thus far, nothing has gone his way.
In fact, he seems to only take his foot out of his mouth to insert the other
However, regarding this whole flap
regarding the term "Wetback" which was used at a recent candidates forum in
There appears to be no evidence
that McGettigan is guilty of using this slur. In fact, a citizen used it and
McGettigan merely repeated it.
I do find his explanation that he
doesn't even know what the word means to be a little bit hard to believe ...
However, on the main point as to did McGettigan offer this slur in this campaign
himself in any meaningful way? I have concluded that he did
have repeated the term and we wouldn't even be talking about it right
McGettigan has hurled some real
whoppers thus far in the campaign and I'm sure he say a few more doozies before
it's all over.
But, not only does McGettigan
deserve a break on this one ... there's not really anything to this
When I was formulating my thoughts
about this issue ... I sent an e-mail to a prominent person, specifically asking
for the audio of the event. The audio never came to me. This also told me that
there was not anything legitimate to this.
Candidates will be blamed for a lot
of things over the next 2-plus months. Let's not get into the game of blaming
them for things they didn't say or do. It's not fair. It's not
McGettigan has earned
a "Mulligan" for his one.