Former Mayor Sottile is back again. Now, he has written a letter to the Kingston Times in an attempt to provide cover for Steve Noble. He contends that the Grant scandals or as I call it the "No Bull" scandal (get it?) is "malicious and without any foundation of fact". He also said his letter was intended to "set the record straight". Yet, he did not do so. He offered no explanation, just political cover.
In fact, now that I think on it, Steve Noble has not provided any specifics at all. He has denied wrongdoing despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, but has not offered his proof. Apparently, he intends to let other politicos write letters for him saying he is a nice guy, but not offer any specific defense.
Additionally, we have heard attempts to blame others. First, it was the Junior League's fault. Then it was Anna Brett's fault. Now, it is apparently the fault of the accusers.
Frankly, that's not good enough, sir.
I have seen the evidence. I have put some of it on this blog. All we have heard from Steve Noble are bland denials with nothing else. In less than a month, there is a huge primary election. The voters have the right to hear this so-called defense before they vote.
So, let's hear it. If the allegations are nonsense, then let's hear the proof from YOU not the Assemblyman, not from the previous Mayor, not from Tom Hoffay. YOU are the candidate. Voters should hear it from YOU.
Get off your butt and schedule a press conference. Let's hear the proof you supposedly have of your innocence. You are running for Mayor. This is a position that requires a leader, someone who speaks for himself or herself.
When Jim Sottile was Mayor, he spoke for himself. I very often disagreed with him, but concede that he spoke for himself and did not rely on more powerful politicos to speak for him when the going got tough. If a scandal like this broke against him, Jim Sottile would have spoken out and addressed the matter head on and directly.
If you have evidence proving your innocence, let's hear it. Instead of getting current politicos, former politicos, or pathetic hangers-on who like to manipulate behind the scene to do your talking, step up and face this like a leader. Stop looking for people to blame. Voters deserve more than just words. Your accusers have produced evidence.
Step up to the microphone. Put up or shut up.