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Let’s try to say only nice things | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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To the editor:

Recently published letters to the editor have revealed the best and least acceptable of what should be mature dialogue regarding upcoming elections.

Those who favor certain candidates have done well in reciting their potential values to the community without having to undermine the character of their opponents.

On the other hand, we have witnessed some of the worst kind  of muckraking commentary that virtually echoes the kind of immature trash cast about in presidential and congressional campaigns.

Some of these comments have bordered on libel if the writers did not realize it or the fact they could be brought to court for their nastiness.

Having viewed and read about all the contenders for those council seats, I have found no underhanded or corrupt job seekers, only fine people willing to risk the heat of the local political kitchen to be of service. It certainly cannot be the salaries offered to successful candidates.

Parents used to insist: If you can’t say something nice, say nothing at all. But that was for kids.

What does the muckraking say for those presenting themselves as parents and adults?

JOE HONICK

Bainbridge Island

 

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