Regarding the previous post entitled "From Wasilla to Pacifica, It Is Time for Change", I received a call from one of the people alluded to in the post (not Sarah), who asked that I take down the article because it was factually inaccurate and very unfair to the people mentioned. When I asked if the caller would be willing to post a refutation, they said they didn't want anything to do with the blog.
While postings won't disappear just because someone's unhappy with them, I thought the complaint was legitimate enough to publicly note the objection without burying it in a comment. While blog operators have been successfully sued for libel, it's also an issue of fundamental fairness.
Let's try to set the bar a little higher when it comes to the evidence required before accusing people of unethical/criminal behavior. Business is already bad enough in town, and there's no need to damage local businesses further by accusing them of being unethical simply because they did business with someone many of us find unpopular.
** Update: Looks like the post in question disappeared. I'm not the perp, so maybe Jeff took it down. - Steve Sinai