6/29/2012 - by Joe Hendricks
(Blue Ridge)-- B. Allison Sosebee served the folks of the Appalachian Circuit a big bologna sandwich at Thursday’s Candidate’s Forum in Fannin County with her lies about the District Attorney’s office spending $25,000 to DNA test a turkey. Receipts show that the total cost of bringing in a DNA expert and completing the tests to prosecute the poacher in the case came to a total under $2,000. Furthermore, the National Wild Turkey Federation reimbursed the District Attorney’s office $750, bringing the total down to $1,294.00—a far cry from the $25,000 Sosebee claimed was spent.
So where exactly did Sosebee get her information? It’s not clear. It would seem she would have access to more reliable information considering her former employer and principle campaign supporter, George Weaver, defended the very case in question. Obviously, Sosebee will say anything to get herself elected. Furthermore, it is alarming to think that Ms. Sosebee does not hold the rights of poaching victims on the same level as those of other crimes. The property owner in this case deserved all of his legal rights to be respected just as a victim of any other crime.
When asked about the lie Sosebee created at Thursday night’s forum, Hendricks commented “Obviously the records will show that our office did not spend that amount of taxpayer’s money on the case—that was a blatant lie. The bigger picture here is that Ms. Sosebee feels some victims are worth standing up for over others, and she will say or do anything to get elected. I strive to protect the rights of all victims in this circuit, and will continue to do so after being re-elected.”