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An Open Letter to the YallPolitics...

An Open Letter to the YallPolitics Nation

By: Magnolia Tribune - January 15, 2008

Building on the platform of my Open Letter to Jim Hood yesterday, I know we have a lot (and I mean a whole lot) of new readers of YallPolitics. So, this is as good a time as any to get a few things out there.

First of all, thank you.

Yesterday was twice the traffic of our previous largest day ever, which was last Wednesday. To give you a sense it was six times more volume than Election Day 2007, which was then our largest day ever. We must be doing something right, and we appreciate the support. More importantly, I value the input to breaking down the Scruggs Story that so many of you have made.

Just so that everyone understands my role, I am the aggregator. I don’t make news, I organize it and democratize it. Our highest goal is to simply connect the dots that the media leaves unconnected. We aggregate as much first source news as we can complete with documents and we have smart users (YallPolitics readers) add their expertise. We have opinions . . . you betcha. Mine are usually dead on. Others will come along in time.

There are some outstanding bloggers out there doing some heavy intellectual lifting on the Scruggs Story including:

David Rossmiller at Insurance Coverage Blog
John O’Brien at Legal Newsline
Lotus at FOLO
Peter Lattman & Ashby Jones at The Wall Street Journal Law Blog
Walter Olson at Overlawyered
and there are others . . .

At the end of the day, know this. I am committed to following this foolishness wherever it leads, and I have no sacred cows here. This activity is a stain on the state I have spent my entire life in. I have spent a lot of time going through public documents, and I have very definite feelings about who the bad guys are in this saga. This is a once in a generation opportunity to clean house, and it needs to happen right now. If you are an elected official or former elected official or someone doing bad things, I am going to be here to expose it, and I am going to have a good time doing it. Although I have already heard of some folks wanting my head on a platter, I have always been taught that the best way to deal with a bully is to beat the crap out of them. I will be here . . . undeterred.

As always, we welcome your input, content, suggestions, and participation in what we are doing.

Sincerest thanks.

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