Feelings from the Judge's race last October are still simmering in Bossier Parish. I've been ignoring this for a couple of months, hoping that it would improve.
My catalyst to finally say something was the Times article the other day and then Marty Carlson's article in The Forum today. Both were about a series of anonymous letters about Patrick Jackson to his family, his church and even his kid's schools. The letters make some unsubstantiated claims and some outright false claims about Jackson.
Although a lot of people (myself included) expressed some doubts about the ethics of Jackson acting as the attorney for both the School Board and for contractors working for the Board, it appears that the letters originated during the Judge's election, when Jackson supported Mike Craig over Judge Burchett.
I supported Judge Burchett in the election and have no apologies for that.
I do feel that both Judge Burchett and Judge Craig are honorable people who got caught up in a very nasty election.
Mike Craig won and is serving as judge. It is time to move on and remember that our public officials are elected to serve the people, not their own egos and those of their supporters.
Both sides need to reach out and put an end to the animosity that is continuing.
As for the anonymous letters, I consider them to be a despicable act of someone who has no purpose but to stir up trouble and to poison the atmosphere.
If you have something to say to Mr. Jackson, call him and tell him - and please, man up and identify yourself when you do so.
And leave his children out of it.