One would hope that Rockingham County District Attorney and 6th District Congressional candidate Phil Berger Jr. would explain in detail the circumstances surrounding the plea deal targeted in in opponent Bruce VonCannon’s attack ad. Instead Berger offers up:
After a story about Dean appeared on the News & Record website, Berger said in a emailed statement to the News & Record that his office was in contact with the families involved throughout the case.
“I want Pam Dean to know that I care deeply about her foster child,” Berger wrote. “I plan on scheduling a meeting with Mrs. Dean to privately discuss these new distortions and reiterate to her that the criminal involved is in jail for a long, long time.
“I also will continue to share my concern and sympathy for what this criminal did and answer any questions she may have.”
Dean said a member of Berger’s staff did return her call Friday and offer to set up a meeting with her later this month.
No need for Berger to get bogged down in the details of the legal system when it might not matter—-politically speaking, that is —come Tuesday evening.