Letter: Anger-driven campaign distorts facts
Friday, November 4, 2011
Does it have to be this way? It is bad enough to have to endure the national- level nonsense, but now we increasingly see and hear distortions and outright lies here, apparently in the name of trying to vote out the incumbents, especially if they support moving forward with the Columbia River Crossing project.
I saw King County and Puget Sound paralyzed by indecision over light rail and better mass transit, to the detriment of everyone. For all the dysfunction and endless environmental impact studies, it’s time to move forward with this critical transportation project that will improve our infrastructure, quality of life, and bring in much-needed jobs.
The CRC is an ugly hot button for our community, the biggest casualty being civil discourse. Between knocking down, stealing or destroying opponent signage, and lies about folks just because they are incumbents, our once-great community appears to be losing its way.
I ask David Madore to please rein in the anger-driven attack ads, signage and mailers. He was once a pillar in both the business and faith-based communities. I urge Madore to return to those roots before he totally tears apart this community that he professes to love.