As I said originally, the lawsuit by the Adkinses, Riddlebergers, and Conservatives for Guilford County against my friend Jeff Martin was about Jeff, not me. So if this account is accurate, I will neither criticize nor second-guess.
I had hoped for a more broadly beneficial outcome. But that’s just me. Jeff has been through hell for the community’s benefit in this particular arena, and at his best he was, as Ed Cone observed earlier, as good as Mencken. So if he decides it’s time to step out, I will not just respect but support that decision.
And I would respectfully remind anyone inclined to do otherwise that in all likelihood you haven’t been through what he has, and your experience probably isn’t as similar to his as you think.