There was a minor ruckus over at This Ain’t Hell revolving around a comment by TSO here.
The two things that struck out to me when I read earlier is his slams against Bud Day, and his citing to that guy who was dogging McCain, who I actually looked up, and Susan Katz Keating did an entire article in her book on what a shitbag this guy was. Ted Sempley I believe was his name, and apparently he made no bones about using the MIA POW issue to make tons of cash.
Keep in mind Ted Sampley was NOT the focus of the post, and only mentioned in the above comment… still, having known Ted I was caught off guard.
I made a couple of phone calls and sent a couple of emails, primarily to see if a few others who knew Ted had a different perception of him than I do. I respect TSO and had to consider whether I’d been hoodwinked by Ted?
Was Ted perfect? Hardly! But perspective and context DO matter.