Neither one of them can ever admit when they are wrong.
Burlingame still defends Huff right down the line, and even worse defends departed master developer David Wallace of Wallace-Bajjali.
For the past couple of days, Burlingame has been ripping into the Turner Report, its commenters, and R-8 Board of Education members Debbie Fort and Jennifer Martucci, particularly, Martucci, whom he has targeted with a series of sexist remarks, including repeated references to her as "cupcake."
In a response to a comment today, Burlingame says that he and I have acted "despicably" and our supporters have acted even worse. Speak for yourself, Anson. I have not acted despicably and neither have the people who read the Turner Report. As for your supporters, I don't know either one of them well enough to hazard an opinion.
Burlingame, who apparently is having problems posting his blog this morning, ended the comment by saying that he has made a fool of himself by design. It was all part of his master plan:
If I get this blog back online, I promise I will be as professional as possible in the future. I won’t respond agains to Turner, et al. They will ignore it unless I make a real ass out of myself, which I have done on purpose in the last few postings and comments. See how ineffective it is!!
I will be generous and accept Anson's statement at face value. During the past couple of days, when he has written sexist comments about Jennifer Martucci and continued to make crude remarks about my readers, it was all just an act.
It would be easier for me to believe if I could see even a slight difference in these most recent writings and what he has provided to his blog readers and Joplin Globe readers for the past several years.