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Vote is bellwether of how much corruption county willing to bear

| June 10, 2021 1:00 AM

In response to your election results article published May 19, I'd like to take a moment to explain that the 60-40 split on the solid waste bond - in favor of the measure - is a bellwether of just how much corruption the county is willing to bear in order to get things done.

And Dan McDonald is fully aware of the level of buffer he has before he starts taking heat from constituents. On this one, Dan took direct fire from the county republican group in which he used to participate years ago when it was convenient to him.

Now Dan just snipes at the group and its members from a distance. But his words have little meaning. If he wanted to be more relevant in this regard, he should have revived his participation among these fellow republicans many months ago to try to "fix" them in his image.

So we have it, and commish McDonald's colleagues and associates are unwittingly along for the ride as Dan further isolates himself politically. Yet I must say, I have enjoyed Dan's bullying when it's directed at in-resident Marxists and leftist Democrats, which there seems to be quite a few around here to my dismay.

Anyway, as I alluded to earlier; the-ends-justifies-the-means when it comes to progress.

MIKE FRANCO

Trestle Creek