Judge Mike Maggio withdrew from a race for the Arkansas Court of Appeals after acknowledging he'd posted sexist, racist and homophobic comments on a website, Max Brantley reported Wednesday.
Maggio posted under the name "geauxjudge" on a message board called TigerDroppings.com, sharing musings on topics like "rodeo sex," someone who was "black by injection" and "Why do two men get their weiners cut off to them date each other."
Matt Campbell compiled a dossier of Maggio's postings, triangulating personal information he mentioned in his comments with facts about Maggio. In his statement acknowledging the postings, Maggio decried "the politics of personal destruction." (more...)