I had noted a response to a comment (I made) on another blog a bit ago, it was kind of a cheap shot, but hey, I'm a big guy, I can take it...and then I got curious.... So I did follow back on the URL that was supposedly from the responder, and lo and behold, the blog was three topic lines, no input from the blogger, and no comments...and started on the first of March--the day the responding comment was made. Darn, do you get the impression that Essent was trying a dis-information campaign?
The following is the last comment I made in that thread, with the shot that the other commenter made in quotes:
"Frank Pasquale's ideas may be good but his delivery cheapens them. He is too personal. I went to his blog about a hospital in Paris TX- but it is really about his feelings for the CEO. Must have been a romance gone bad which is better left to blogs of a different ilk than hospitals."
Interesting speculation, but this was the company that was being sued by a gay couple in MA for denial of healthcare benefits.
Sensationalism sells, bunky. One can write an article that is factual, to the point, and nothing left out...and no one reads it. The same article put in the perspective of the public persona generates identification. That is what generates readership.
Does it cheapen the message? Possibly, but if no one hears the message, what value does it have to cheapen?
By the way, Essent withdrew from their last attempt in Hammonton, NJ.
But, here is the thing: Could he be planting a false trail? We know that Dick is spending an awful lot of time in Nashville...as Hud's houseguest...and Hud is divorced.... Makes you wonder if the commenter hit closer to the mark than he intended--and the boss said cool it! But, that's just idle speculation....
Either way, it makes no difference to me, I'm not a homophobe. But if the comment was too close to the mark, it could project some interesting connotations to the Essent structure, and cause speculation about the past and recent firings within the walls of corporate headquarters...and it could explain the abrupt silence from "Leon".