I’m in the middle of watching the mini-debate between Rons Sims and David Irons Jr. on Up Front with Robert Mak, and I just have to say that Irons is a complete and total liar, and he knows it. He just said that I have admitted to “collaborating” with the Sims campaign, and that simply is not true. I have outlined my communications with the campaign in excruciating detail, and there is no way a reasonably intelligent and honest person can possibly view it as a collaboration.
It is one thing to baselessly accuse me of something… it is something else entirely to accuse me of admitting it. My explanation of how I came to talk to his family is public record… a public record that Irons has blatantly and shamelessly lied about.
On the same issue, I think Sims made it very clear that he did not approve of what I did. That’s one of the reasons I admire him… he consistently takes the moral high ground. All the more reason not to “collaborate” with his campaign… they probably would have told me not to run the story… which I believe would have been a mistake.
According to his own parents — the people who know him best — Irons is not only a liar, he is a man with a violent temper and a long history of abusive outbursts… a pattern of behavior that apparently has continued during his tenure on the King County Council. During the past week and a half I have been working to document a number of incidents, and if I ever manage to get witnesses and victims to go on the record, you can be sure I’ll share the details.