Wayne Dobson & Jeff Mc Bride 7th February 2012
Just curious. Who is the author of this text?
I've been told that Wayne have trouble typing due to his MS, so I guess that Jeff (who is very dexterous) have written it.
Only - it looks nothing like the style of English that Jeff normally use. And to my untrained eyes, this looks more like UK syntax than US syntax. So, maybe Wayne is the author... but the Jeff I have met is a caring person - seems uncharacteristic of him to let Wayne struggle with the typing that Jeff could do faster and easier. So who is the author?
I usually don't trust joint statements where there has been put effort into making it impossible to figure out who has said what. Usually turns out that one of the participants in the writing have an agenda that the others are unaware of. Not saying that is the case here - this might be the exception - just that it's usually the case.
I don't know Craig and David. Have only met them once, for five minutes, at Ron McMillan's last year.
As far as I can see, they've both posted individual and personal apologies for their individual actions.
Those apologies might or might not be insufficient, I don't know, but they are individual. Can't find anything "cynical" or manipulative in Craig's apology over his own personal and individual actions.
Refusing to accept his apology seems vindictive in a way that, to me, is uncharacteristic for Jeff. I don't know Wayne as well, but to me, it seems uncharacteristic for him as well... which brings me back to the question; who is the author of the joint statement above?
I would prefer statements where each person's views are clear and identifiable. Less risk for confusion.