For those who don’t know, former midtown Tucson legislative candidate and head blogger at Sonoran Aliance Shane Wikfors is now the spokesperson for the State Republican Party.
Wikfors took to his blog to complain about Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts and Republican activist Kathy Petsas. Wikfors was angry about a blog post by Roberts about Petsas’s effort to, in Roberts’s words, “de-kookify” the Arizona Republican Party.
Wikfors was put out because neither he nor the chairman of the State Party was called for comment. I understand his frustration and he may have a case to make there, but I don’t know that taking to his own blog to respond was the way to do it. Heck, I’m wondering why he still writes over there with his official position with the Republicans.
But a bigger issue is the rather, uh, inartful way that Wikfors chose to characterize the conversation between Roberts and Petsas:
And Kathy Petsas never made any attempt to provide any constructive criticism to the State Party. Not surprisingly, I’ve never seen her come to the office to volunteer. Instead, Ms. Petsas ran off to Laurie Roberts and engaged her in a “bitch session.”
Yep, bingo. He just used the term “bitch” with regards to two women he’s got problems with. Two women that are being assertive even.
You’d think that the official spokesman for the Republican party would pick his words better.
This is part of the problem with spouting off on your own blog. No filter, no editor, but your organization will still be held accountable for whatever you say.
Wikfors ought to pull out a thesaurus before blogging. Or even better, keep the job related whining off the blog all together while he’s on the party’s payroll.