Last night I put a post on Facebook poking holes in Kathy McGuiness’ latest letter to the editor of the News Journal. Someone named “Sarah Evins” began trolling the post. They sounded quite insane. Talking about all the hate but really hating on Kathleen Davies. Others joined the fray. When I realized I was Facebook friends with this Evins person, I looked at their profile. I soon discovered Evins was someone else in disguise!
We had 46 mutual friends. But her likes were somewhat odd. She liked Kathleen Davies campaign Facebook page. As well, she liked the Kent County Democrats, the Delaware Democrats and even the Delaware County Democrats (not even in Delaware). Oh yeah, she liked the 14th RD District Committee. That is Pete Schwartzkopf’s district and home to none other than Kathy McGuiness. I decided to see who our mutual friends are.
I reached out to one of our mutual friends. They advised me she is also friends with a guy named Chuck Lax. Chuck is a real person and a rabid Kathy McGuiness fan. For many months, he would go on every single Facebook post her campaign put up and would comment “Kathy is easily the most qualified for State Auditor.” Every single time, without fail.
When I posted a comment on McGuiness’ campaign Facebook page a couple of months ago, Lax got on and began defending her to no end. He wound up unfriending me and blocked me. I went on a hunch and had someone send me a screenshot of Lax’s Facebook page. I found it, the very strong connection between Lax and Evins: they were the same person!
Hey, that dog looks VERY familiar!
So if you are friends with Sarah Evins on Facebook, I would unfriend and block them. They aren’t real. It must be a Kathy thing. Bates, McGuiness, doesn’t matter. Bates repeatedly told an author “I’m your biggest fan!” in the movie Misery. Did I mention Bates character kidnapped the author in the story and had him chained to a bed? Lax is McGuiness’ biggest fan.
Lesson learned for me! It used to be a rule of thumb for me to always look at their Facebook profile when I get a friend request. If we had no mutual friends and no pictures of themselves, I wouldn’t accept it unless I specifically knew the person. Now it seems the mutual friends aspect doesn’t matter.
I wish I could blame the Russians for this, but no, this is homegrown Delaware. Just another candidate fan trying their best to support their candidate. But Chuck, if you are going to do this, DON’T USE THE SAME DOG PICTURES IN BOTH ACCOUNTS! Don’t get me wrong, those dogs are beautiful and I would take one home if I could. But don’t come on my Facebook with your fake account and try to stir up trouble. Unlike you, I can speak my mind with my real name and have no problem doing so. With fans like you, McGuiness doesn’t need enemies!
Welcome to Delaware election season. Where the crazy gets REALLY crazy and anything goes. Hopefully it won’t lead to this:
Updated, 9:32am: As other friends of Sarah Evins are messaging me, one REAL Facebook friend pointed out Evins’ amazing ability to travel through time. On her profile, it says she was born in October 1988 but started attending Harvard Business School on July 28th, 1984. Marty McFly has nothing on Sarah Evins!