A Response Letter in the May 20, 2008, Tomahawk Leader:
Taken out of context
To the Editor:
Former County Board member Mr. Powell’s portrayal of my statement (referred to in a letter last week) is taken out of context.
The meeting was a special meeting of the County Board to set goals for the upcoming term. Many good ideas surfaced. We covered everything, based on a perfect world. This meeting cost the taxpayers about $1,500.
My statement was “We can do all this planning, but that could all be changed if something drastic happened in the county such as a tornado or flood or whatever.”
In no way do I, would I or have I ever prayed for anything bad to happen anywhere to anyone or to anything. Not even the $6 million administration building as I had jested in humor.
The political arena can be a vicious company. Depending on their intentions, some folks will pounce upon comments made by someone trying to express an opinion or point.
There are some representatives who seldom, if ever speak at our meetings. Perhaps this is the reason? Even more tragic is the good people who refuse to get involved at all. Probably for the same reason.
This is not good for good representative government.
David J. Fox