Liberty Dispatch did not post the vulgarity-filled comments, but we will answer the question the Pickett supporters have acted as if they know the answer to.
After working over a decade to elect Republicans in this county and starting with zero, we are pleased. Many of the candidates that won Tuesday night have no opponents in the November election. The other Republicans are expected to do well in the general election. We have come so far in so little time after over 100 years of Democratic party domination, it makes me proud of voters in Liberty County. So the implications and the attempt to demonize LD, are pretty stupid as our party is already guaranteed to have made another huge step.
But to respond to those who are sincere in wanting to know how we feel about losing the closest race in the election, we will certainly acknowledge our disappointment. Karen McNair was better prepared to be a district attorney. Liberty Dispatch, at McNair’s request, held back some information that could have embarrassed Pickett and easily made up the difference in the vote totals. Our respect for Karen McNair is only magnified after researching her efforts as the assistant County Attorney and seeing how professional she handled herself in a very competitive political race.
One point that should be made and that is obvious to those who were at Liberty County Republican headquarters on election, Karen McNair was easily the favorite among those who are politically active and devoted to the local party. It would be very easy for Republicans to view Pickett as an opportunist and to declare a four year war on him. However, despite the popularity of Karen McNair and the absence of Logan Pickett at both the local Republican convention and the Republican gathering on election night, LD will take a wait and see attitude toward Pickett.
Will Logan Pickett correct the problems many have identified in the D.A.’s office? Will he continue the antagonism toward the judges? Will he end the selective prosecution and the covert politics that chooses winners and losers based on things other than the law?
Time will tell…