Letter: Ignore the negative politicsI share the concern of Mrs. Turnbull, having also participated in the same “poll” Mrs. Turnbull referred to (“Viewpoint,” Bulletin, Sept. 24).
By: Steve Lagoon, Woodbury Bulletin
I share the concern of Mrs. Turnbull, having also participated in the same “poll” Mrs. Turnbull referred to (“Viewpoint,” Bulletin, Sept. 24).
Though I am a conservative Republican, I was greatly disturbed by the unfair attacks that suggested that Mrs. Swails had supported legislation to make it easier for sexual predators to assault children in day care facilities.
Though I greatly disagree with Mrs. Swails politically, I have great respect for her as a person. She is indeed a person of integrity, sincerely trying to serve the people of our area.
As a Republican, I am embarrassed that some in my party would promote this kind of low road politics, and I apologize to Mrs. Swails for any trouble this has caused her.
Let me be clear, however, about one important thing. I have known Mrs. Swails’ challenger, Lee Bohlsen, for many years and I have great respect for her as well.
The voters in our district should know that Lee Bohlsen was not in any way responsible for the unfair attack against Mrs. Swails.
Since I count both of these women as personal friends, I can say that we are fortunate to have both of them as candidates for their respective parties.
I suggest that the voters ignore the negative politics, and instead judge each of the candidated on their own merits and what they pledge to do if elected.