Shawn Williams: Please go back and watch yourself on the video now making its way around the world on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj3sVbCFQJE&feature=player_embedded
I was ashamed of the disingenuous way you presented yourself in an official, staged media event. The press conference was about as ineffective as those being staged recently by Rep. Anthony Weiner where he also tried slight of hand with the facts in an attempt to shed media scrutiny. Didn’t work for him either.
Here are a few points for you:
(1) Don’t mislead Lee County citizens. Stating there was “never any intent” to send those letters to Rep. Stone was a blatant misrepresentation of the facts. You know that and we know that.
(2) This letter writing idea was clearly a violation of the county schools’ policies against political activity. Playing word games to defend what the teacher did digs your hole deeper.
(3) When you stretch the truth, try to be consistent. It makes you look even more ridiculous when you back-track and change your statement (as you did in responding to media questions at the end of the press conference.)
For the record, you really didn’t do Dr. Moss or Lee County any good with your spin. Some, including the Herald Staff, appeared confused. Others were just shaking their head in disbelief.
The May 2012 School Board election isn’t far off. Try and remember that!