The Associated Press is reporting that a candidate for judicial office in Oklahoma is getting slammed by his daughter. She and her husband basically took out a newspaper ad urging voters not to vote for her father. And why? Something to do with his divorce from her mother years ago. The Associated Press:
An Oklahoma judicial candidate is fending off a political attack from his daughter, who has taken out a local newspaper ad urging voters: “Do not vote for my dad!”McClain County judicial hopeful John Mantooth’s daughter and son-in-law paid for the quarter-page advertisement, which features a picture of the daughter’s family, highlights cases in which Mantooth has been sued and lists a website the couple started, http://www.donotvoteformydad.com.
Mantooth said the bad blood stems from his 1981 divorce from his daughter’s mother.
Wow. She’s had a beef with her dad for nearly 30 years and now the chickens have come home to roost. Wonder what he did? I’m sure he paid his child support. So what makes her despise him so that she would sabotage his career in this manner all these years later? Just goes to show you…he probably wishes he’d been nicer about the whole thing in retrospect. He probably wishes he could re-write history. He’s probably sorry now…but as for her, I mean, when I read about the whole story, she seems just a little bit malicious. Just a little bit. I know it’s the hurt little girl in her that is acting out. But it does have a veneer of malicious intent that is slightly off-putting.
Hopefully, as a family, they will resolve these issues and come together. Life is too short for this much bad blood circulating the place.