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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Rush Harding feeds UCA trolls

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 12:49 PM

Sage blogging advice, which I sometimes don't follow, is to resist the temptation to "feed the trolls." There's not much percentage, or satisfaction, in fighting back at those who can fire at you anonymously in Internet forums. The temptation is great when facts are in dispute.

Anyway, readers here know that UCA trustee Rush Harding (pictured), the Little Rock investments executive, mixes it up frequently on blogs.

He's back at it again in a rip-roaring exchange of comments on the Log Cabin Democrat's story about former UCA president Lu Hardin's new job in Florida.

Harding has been refreshingly open about mistakes made during the Hardin affair. And apologetic. But he understandably bridles at accusations from one commenter who suggested criminal wrongdoing and called on Harding to resign from the board.

In the exchanges you'll find at the link, Harding offers at one point to resign from the Board if one critic will debate him on UCA issues. He also volunteers to whip the commenter's "a**" if he doesn't want to resolve things in a gentlemanly fashion. He talks at length about UCA issues and demonstrates, if nothing else, a nearly wondrous devotion to his alma mater, whatever flaws you might see in him. (I am operating on the presumption that comments signed by Harding are from Harding. But I know he made all those on our blog in recent weeks and his comments are nothing but reflections of many things he's told me personally.)

Recommended reading.

UPDATE: Rush has contributed to our thread, too. 

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