Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Jason Vest FINALLY Speaks

Jason Vest wrote on columbuzz:
"I am a believer in your right to state your opinion of elected public officials. I've told you that I've been critical of the practices of Fred Barkes and the Columbus Township Fire Department."

And I have absolutely no problem with that.

"However, I am equally as critical of your use of a photo of Mark's child and the personal attacks against Fred and his wife."

Amen!

"Although I may disagree with what Mark Cutshaw has allowed on his website, including unfair, critical statements regarding my business, STAT Ambulance, I do not condone personal attacks whatsoever."

Jason, my blog is mostly an open forum and Bob has also allowed unfair and critical statements. The difference is that I don't delete comments that are critical of me.

"When you ran for Trustee, I was supportive of your campaign. At some point, you began personally attacking Fred Barkes and his wife, Sandra. At that point, I expressed my disappointment. When the election ended, I met with Fred and apologized. I sincerely felt bad for my involvement. Politics should never reach that level in my opinion."

Amen!

"I'm not sure that Fred accepted my apology. Based on the constant attacks from his nephew, Mark Cutshaw, I don't believe he did. Fred's nephew has consistently allowed attacks on myself and my business."

Jason, open forum. Why should you get special treatment? Just because I allow the comments does not mean I agree with them. Everyone loves an open forum until someone starts criticizing them. Then they want special treatment and censorship. You can't have it both ways. But you will see no more criticism of you or your business from me.

"Regardless of such, I remain truly apologetic to Fred for the personal nature that transpired during the election. I wish you (Bob) would have not taken that path."

Amen!

"I have seen extremely personal attacks on myself and my business on Mr. Cutshaw's website. I have chosen not to respond to them. What he does is juvenile and hypocritical."

Jason, open forum.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is hope! I appreciate Jason's comments and his explanation. I do agree that an open forum is such and all comments should be taken with a grain of salt.

Brian said...

"Although I may disagree with what Mark Cutshaw has allowed on his website, including unfair, critical statements regarding my business, STAT Ambulance, I do not condone personal attacks whatsoever."

Then why are you and your business in bed with Bob Freeman? Why do you insist on being photographed with Bob? Why do you, by associating with Bob, allow him to feel important?

Anonymous said...

The criticism of STAT, Jason and Jamie is by and large a product of their relationship with Bob Freeman. I also question why Mayor Armstrong would have this idiot on the Animal Control Commission. Bob is what's wrong with Columbus. He is not a whistle-blower, he is a malcontent, disenfranchised idiot whose ass overloads his mouth, ad-nauseum.

Anonymous said...

This is old news Dude. Jason has repeatedly said that he disagrees with Bob's antics. As far as his "association" with Bob, there really isn't one. Bob is a Democrat and shows up at many events that Jason is at. It's not some sort of photo op. What would Jason have to gain from being seen with Bob? Seems as though there are a few conspiracy theorists on this blog.

Dude said...

"Jason has repeatedly said that he disagrees with Bob's antics."

Publicly or privately?