Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor - Election : May 7

Take a bow, Grayson

The final curtain will fall soon on the 2010 primary season and on Trey Grayson's prospects for it.

The ending has been obvious for weeks, but Grayson has gripped his hopes tighter than his principles.

When his message failed to raise poll standings, he activated the tried-and-sometimes-true of politics: "if you can't win, try to make the other guy lose," and he shifted campaign resources from promoting himself to denigrating poll leader Rand Paul.

Grayson's tactics should concern anyone dissatisfied with the status quo in Washington. If he sacrifices principles now to pursue a primary win, how would he act in the Senate when pressured by special interests and leaders of the Republican Party?

Sad to say, a primary vote for Trey Grayson may equal automatic support of Mitch McConnell the next time the Senate minority leader savors a generous slice of pork.

James Drake

Lexington

O'Neill for PVA

Voluntary budget cuts. Office expenditures posted on the Property Valuation Administration Web site. State-of-the-art property assessment technology. An experienced and responsive staff.

These qualities describe the office our current PVA, David O'Neill, created in just the one year since his appointment to the office vacated by Renee True.

Our government would be in better shape if all public servants operated like this. Let's all vote for David O'Neill on May 18 so he can keep up the good work.

Gina Bess

Lexington

Unfair to Price, veterans

In an April 16 radio report on the Democratic U.S. Senate debate in Bowling Green, WKU reporter Lisa Autry aired only responses by corporate-sponsored candidates — Daniel Mongiardo and Jack Conway.

The report included their comments on the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those who attended the debate were clearly approving of candidate and former U.S. Army captain Darlene Price's response.

Sadly, the public radio station, which is partly taxpayer supported, had nothing to air from the only veteran in the race.

At other debates, veteran and Republican candidate Bill Johnson, who has since dropped out of the race, got no better treatment from NPR and other media.

Is this the America for which our young men and women are risking their lives on a daily basis?

The message received was for our veterans to spill their blood then go home, shut up and let the professional politicians run (or ruin) the country as they choose.

John Elison

Lexington

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