by Max Brantley
“I am extremely disappointed that Mark Martin would use his state staff to engage in an obvious attempt to bully me,” said Susan Inman. “Mark Martin had a bad week, started by the Blue Hog Report who reported his pitiful attendance record and ending with his own refusal of debating with me on public television. He can’t bring himself to defend his own failed record, but is so frustrated that he misuses state funds, again, for his own political gain.”
“The Secretary of State’s claims are meritless at best, and at worst, a gross misinterpretation of copyright law, designed to intimidate the Inman Campaign, mislead the public, and divert attention from Mark Martin’s misuse of state taxpayer money and lack of leadership in his own office. The letter and subsequent news reports from the letter contain assertions that are simply untrue,” continued Inman.
"I feel like politics in general has become very childish. And the accusations that go back and forth in politics are just unbecoming. I've really struggled with a way to actually deal with this as an adult and maintain the integrity and dignity that the secretary of state's office deserves. So, what I want to do is actually focus on what we've achieved rather than focus on those types of accusations that are just all too common in politics today."This from a candidate who ran a slime-laden campaign against Pat O'Brien to win the office in 2010. This from a candidate, who probably as he spoke to the Democrat-Gazette, was cooking up this bogus copyright stunt and leaking crap to a friendly news outlet in Northwest Arkansas. Unbecoming? Good word.