There’s another reason to be proud of Alexandria.
Greg Aymond, a former member of the Ku Klan Klan, made an incredibly hateful, last-ditch attempt at promoting his candidate for Mayor by cutting out pictures of the incumbent Mayor, Ken Juneau, and me and placing them on one of his stock photos of the Klan, which, to me, seemed like a transparently reckless attempt at justifying his own overtly bigoted track record. He also photoshopped a picture of Mayor Roy to make it appear as if he was in blackface, and then he published it on his website, maliciously and falsely suggesting that a real photo could exist. It is one of the sickest and most deranged things I’ve ever seen in politics, and frankly, it makes me question Mr. Aymond’s mental stability and sanity.
Greg Aymond was supported and embraced by Patrick Lacour, a former Cleco employee who volunteered for the same candidate endorsed by Mr. Aymond, only a few months after Mr. Lacour apparently approached the City for a role in the then-pending litigation against his former employer.
And the candidate that Mr. Aymond and Mr. Lacour supported, well, she also implicitly allowed her online supporters to hurl vicious attacks against anyone and everyone who believed in the incumbent. Her online supporters called on people to boycott locally-owned businesses and restaurants; they claimed I suffered from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, not cerebral palsy; they were unabashedly scurrilous, divisive, and hateful.
And guess what? They didn’t win a single precinct. Mr. Aymond’s and Mr. Lacour’s preferred candidate received less than 1% of the vote in their own neighborhoods and only 8% citywide.
Again, it’s a new day in Alexandria.
Mr. Aymond, Mr. Coco, and Mr. Lacour, in my humble opinion, haven’t just proven themselves to be ineffectual; they’ve also demonstrated themselves to be politically toxic and blatantly disingenuous.
I’m looking at the photo and thinking that thats a Motley crew if i’ve ever seen one. Congrats to the City of Alexandria for getting it right.
Believe it or not, I have actually said to myself that Mr. Aymond’s blog has had a few good articles. However, he is very much politically motivated to the extent that it takes away from his attempts at credible writing. After reading your article and Mr. Aymonds photo-shopped article, at one point he alleged the picture is real. Further, that an old frat buddy of the Mayor’s confirmed such and beleived he had it. I can’t see Mr. Aymond not posting the real picture if there is such a pic. Thus, it doesn’t. Yet, is Mr. Aymond’s stating that he has that picture, which does not exist something actionable? Or, does the Mayor’s status as a public/political figure prevent such slander/defamation suits from being pursued? Mr. Aymond probably knows the answer and I would be thrilled to get a few seconds of his time.
Congratulations to Mayor Roy.
Aymond continues to baffle me. Lamar, I must disagree with your continued use of “ex” klansman. There are somethings that just can’t be “exed”. Anyone who has ever professed that mindset cannot simply renounce it. Maybe after a particularly gruesome bout of uncontrolled drinking in which evidence was later produced. I am especially leary of the way he uses certain African- Americans. They don’t seem to get it.
Once again Greg; the Confederacy is dead. God Bless America!