Then, in September, I got a call from two of her staff and a volunteer asking me if I would come to the office. I was told that Sheila had been going on near daily rants about how I, and others, were "cowards" with "no loyalty or character" because we supported another Democrat in the primary. According to some on her staff, anyone who supported Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primary as I did, was a "f*!#ing racist". They asked me to come to the office and confront her in front of the whole staff, as they said "they couldn't take it anymore." I declined to do so, but I did contact the campaign to voice my displeasure at having my character under attack by someone like Sheila who was working for Deeds/DPVA. I was assured they would speak to her, and it would stop; though I found out later, it never did.So one of Deeds' paid staffers was devoting significant time and energy to attacking a campaign volunteer when she should have been working to elect Creigh Deeds? Wow.
No wonder Creigh Deeds failed so completely to reunite Virginia Democrats after the primary: his own staff was working hard to alienate possible allies and supporters. Read the entire amazing story here.