Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ed Martin's Communications Director Says He Was Egotistical, Shady, and Talked Out of Both Sides of His Mouth

Theresa Petry, the former communications director, had some choice words about Ed Martin while announcing that she'll never work in politics again:
Theresa Petry was, for many, the face of the Martin campaign. So it came as a surprise yesterday when she briefly posted the following on her Facebook wall: "ALL politicians are: egotistical, shady, and talk out of both sides of their mouth! Many are male chauvinists! Very disappointed to know I worked my butt off ... but it seems I won't get paid what was originally promised! Now I know why when I asked for a contract 4 different times ... I was ignored :( -- Lesson learned! Never work in politics."

Yes, Petry acknowledged today, the posting was a reference to Martin.

"He thinks that apparently I agreed to work February and March for free. That's not how I remember it," she added.
Petry apparently was considering another job offer in February, so Martin worked out a deal with her. But he didn't start paying her until April, and didn't tell her until November that he wouldn't pay her for February and March. Classy guy, that Ed Martin. Anyway, the whole post by Deb Petersen is very interesting. Check it out.


  1. What, you expected anything less from that guy? Too bad Theresa found that out too late. Hope things do work out for her, she deserves better.

  2. And people voted for this guy. The men who did so are probably thinking that this woman is a "femi-Nazi", or some such thing, rather than questioning the values of their Dear Leader. Is it any wonder that our country is in the state it's in today?

  3. While I don't doubt her story, my question is why didn't she quit? She asked for a contract 4 times? After the second time, why didn't she say I'm walking unless I get something in writing right now? She is apparently talented and could find another job. I am suspect of someone who is critical after the fact. That being said, I don't think I would trust Martin any farther than I can throw him.


  4. No wonder I was supporting John Wayne Tucker in the Primary. Too bad the smuck won.