[UPDATE: Wilkins says he took down his blog on the advice of a "political consultant."]
GREENSBORO, NC -- Tony Wilkins was sworn in to City Council yesterday as a replacement for the departing district five representative Trudy Wade. Tony then promptly proceeded to delete his blog.
That's pretty craven... and dumb.
I endorsed Tony partially based on the fact that he was a blogger. When council members started to question his character during the nominating process for some of his blog posts, councilor Nancy Vaughan came to his defense and said that the fact Tony kept his blog up despite the heat showed his character.
Once he was officially ensconced though, he took it down and made fools of both of us. And it was a dumb thing to do, because his blog is archived here, so he hasn't accomplished anything other than quickly causing us to question his wisdom. Maybe I should have known better.
(Thanks to Sam Hieb for bringing our attention to the missing blog.)