This election cycle has had more crazy rhetoric, bogus claims and political spin than most.
The older I get, the less patience I have for political spin and interpretations of statements and the written word, by politicians, that make no sense.
What is fact and what is fiction in the political arena is quickly confused and expanded when it gets into the world of social media.
A perfect example of this is the attempt by Angie Jones to explain why she resigned from the Treasurer’s office while still attempting to be elected the next treasurer.
The press conference by Jones last Friday was an attempt to change the message from why were tax penalties removed from her brother’s tax bill to alleged mistreatment of Jones in the Treasurer’s office.
The press conference statements are contradicted by an earlier statement by Jones when she announced her candidacy.
From the Angie Jones June 10, 2016 Press Conference:
“As most of you know I have resigned from the Horry County Treasurer’s office to accept a position in the Horry County Clerk of Court’s office… I will no longer subject myself to the hostile work environment and malicious attacks that I have endured over the last several months.
“This all began in February 2016 when I was approached and was asked to give up my job title so that my opponent could run his campaign as the current Deputy Treasurer. I was assured I could keep my salary and the only change would be my job title. I refused and it has been a nightmare from that point forward.”
From a March 11, 2016 article on Angie Jones in the Horry Independent announcing her candidacy:
“Of course, I’d never run against Roddy. We made a good team.”