The point of the comment was to point out that she was just like most of us before the Lord spoke to her and since, she is vastly different. The comment simply asserts that a lot of us were like her before her heart was remade.
Fact is, the criticism actually proves the point of how well she would have fit in before her change in heart because from what I gather from her comments, she was highly critical, if not hateful, to all around her.
That's the problem right there—if you're going to present this as news or present yourself as any kind of journalist, you can't make comments or criticism. That's not your job.
And while I commend your desire to serve the public by attempting a run for county commission, in doing so you've thrown away any objectivity you had in reporting the issues of the county. Even though your run is finished, your commentary on the commission meeting (which again, you should not be publicly posting as an objective journalist) can be construed, and perhaps they truly are, as "sour grapes."