Letter: Crass behavior is unsupportable



Here we go again with facts about state Sen. Don Benton’s, R-Vancouver, boorish and bullying behavior in the Jan. 7 front-page article, “Benton, Rivers both blamed in conflicts.” What’s worse is that this behavior is against a Republican colleague. Benton, a large man, claims state Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, a petite woman, “made me feel physically threatened.” The assertion is absolutely laughable. I hope I’m not the only one laughing at his ridiculous statement.

Lou Brancaccio’s Jan. 8 column, “Bad company till the day we die?,” is right on the money. Benton must go. He’s an embarrassment to every voter in Clark County and to everyone who has ever worked for or is now working for Clark County. Brancaccio maintains that Clark County residents are tough and we’ll survive Benton and the M&M boys. But he has a great question, “Why should we have to?”

I pose this question to Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke — isn’t it time to make the change? Isn’t time to right the ship?

Douglas J. Munson