Because he needs it.
Today's going to be hard for Jeff, one of our city council members, not just because he's dealing with this, but because of all the talk that is going to surround it, a significant portion of that negative.
So, do your part and take part in the conversation in a positive way.
Here's a message I sent around to friends this morning:
I'm sure most of you have already heard about the vile hate mail that targeted Jeff Kingsbury in the last few days.A simple positive message that you support Jeff and that he's in your thoughts and/or prayers should do. Thanks.
Please show your support for Jeff in the discussion going on right now in various places online around town. Here are is the link to comment thread at the Olympian where you can show your support for Jeff
I'll forward more threads when they pop up if you're interested.
Just a few thoughts on how to best respond:
There will be negative comments towards Jeff, please do not directly take on this posters or engage in a "flame war." This is exactly what they want you to do, to rise to the bait.
Instead, make sure you contact the forum administrators or editors so they can take the hateful, hurtful comments down. This is especially true for comment threads on the Olympian, as they have well laid out rules for their threads.