Fraser Rec Disrtict recall is about candidates and issues, not personal attacks
February 10, 2009
To the Editor:
All I see from this paper these days is promotion of hate and personal slams. It’s really interesting that all FAVR and their supporters talk about is how we have divided the county and done nothing but put out personal attacks.
No one else has been called out in a public meeting and been railed on in a completely venomous fashion, while the crowd cheered on and the board president did nothing to get the crowd under control.
I stood there and took it. I did not yell back. I conducted himself like an adult. Twice on the front page of this publication, I have been mentioned in a defamatory light. Once with regard to Howard Venizia’s letter that referred to “Mr. Rupert as stooping to a new low” by stating a fact about Karen Waeschle not being allowed to vote in this election. Then again on Wednesday, Feb. 4, you chose a quote out of a letter from Jan Marie Smith mentioning “Pat Rupert and his gang.” I’ve checked the property tax list and she too is ineligible to vote in this election. This paper could have chosen any sentence in either one of these letters but you choose the ones mentioning my name.
In the case of Ms. Smith it’s a little disappointing to know that you would give a forum to someone who has no financial stake in this election.
No one has received more personal attacks than me, and your publication seems to completely support this.
This story is no longer about me or the Concerned Citizens. Our goal was to get a recall election and that was accomplished. When are you going to print that? This is now about an election and the nine candidates who are up for those seats. When are you going to address the real issues ” that the board has continued to lie to its constituents?