Referring to the now infamous ski mask mailer that was clearly not sent by anyone local Conway said, "What I am really bothered by is that no one on the local level in that party stood up and denounced it. Nobody. I've said to a couple of them, "When that came down your central committee, and you as a candidate, should have been up on your feet saying No. Whoa. We're not doing this here".
To their credit, the Salisbury Independent quoted Conway's opponent, Mayor Carl Anderton, who once again said that he had nothing to do with the mailer and that it should not have been sent.
Conway flat out lied in his answer and we can prove it. GO HERE and HERE.
What Conway knows is that it is ILLEGAL for campaigns to coordinate with outside groups. Anderton has told everyone that he didn't have anything to do with it and I believe him. The Daily Times interviewed the author of the mailer, some guy named Joe Cluster from Baltimore. He took full responsibility.
The case of "who sent the mailer" should be closed, but it's not for two reasons:
1. Norm Conway continues to lie about the mailer and pathetically tries to smear Anderton with it. After 28 years in office you'd think Norm could win an election without stooping to this level. It's shameful.
2. Carl is guilty of vigorously taking on the Democratic tax and spend establishment.
When you take on an incumbent liberal there is backlash. From some yahoo writing a fear based letter talking about a health facility closing if Conway is ousted to the President of SU, who makes over a quarter of a million dollars a year of taxpayer money, attempting to sway the votes of people who are out of work or making $10 an hour, if they are lucky enough to find jobs. The liberal establishments line these people up to say whatever it takes. It's not about truth to them. It's about power. They want power over your life. They want Annapolis to control more. Carl is a threat to that power so they are lining up to take shots at him. Whether the shots are based in truth doesn't matter. They only care if the shots are effective. That's it. It's unethical and immoral, but it is exactly what is happening.
Contrary to what Norm would have you believe, it is Carl who has stayed above the fray in his campaign. He has talked about jobs, taxes and out-of-control state spending so often he sort of sounds like a broken record. He has never once went after Norm for anything personal. Because that isn't who Carl Anderton is. Carl is a thoroughly decent family guy who sees a wrong in Annapolis and is trying to right it. Norm is a career politician who took Carl's challenge too lightly and is now down in the polls and trying anything he can, including lying, to try to continue his tax and spend ways.
Voting for Carl Anderton in this election is a no brainer.