Letters to the Editor for April 1, 2013


Published: Monday, April 1, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, March 29, 2013 at 7:43 p.m.

Pure hypocrisy

The Sun states it would be better for the political discourse if Mayor Craig Lowe's DUI was not in the forefront and it is his silence that keeps it there. Pure hypocrisy. Its constant flow of editorials has more to do with it than his silence.

What is it that The Sun wants to know? He fully admits to drinking and driving, falling asleep at the wheel, running off the road and into a sign. He further states he will accept the consequences from the courts.

The Sun wants the “details” but nobody is asking specific questions. What details do you want? Who he saw, where's the party? Juicy gossip that is nobody's business but keeps his detractors fulminating?

Anything he says will just add things to the spin list and in silence, it will eventually go away just like Ed Braddy's issues and everyone else who ever embarrassed themselves in public.

Michael Fulton,

Gainesville

More humility

Instead of requesting that he be allowed to address this serious incident, which most of the public would agree with, Mayor Craig Lowe initially released a statement about his drunken driving arrest that said, “In the coming days, additional facts will come to light and I believe that I will (be) found not guilty in this case.”

He continues to be his arrogant and pompous self, which is often displayed at City Commission meetings along with Commissioner Lauren Poe, who commented “What a jerk?” after a citizen's remarks. I guess humility is something you are born with, and both of these elected officials should practice this more often.

I am not condemning the man, but try being a little more humble.

Steven L. McAninch,

Gainesville

Real drug lords

In response to the March 25 article that reports that drug companies are paying generic drug manufacturers to slow down the release of generic drugs to the market, this is an easy problem to fix. Have a member of Congress introduce a bill that makes it illegal.

At the same time as that bill is introduced, enter another bill that reduces the length of a U.S. patent from 17 years to 12 years for drugs. This gives members of Congress a negotiating position with their bosses in the drug industry and they can kill the patent-shortening bill in order to get some cooperation from the real drug lords in our society.

Mike Segal,

Chiefland

Fortunate folks

The March 23 article on the Cross Creek Volunteer Fire Department mentioned the devotion of Assistant Fire Chief Vickie May.

My wife and I lived in Cross Creek for 10 years and needed to call the department twice. Vickie arrived both times, and we were impressed with her knowledge, professionalism and self confidence.

The folks at Cross Creek are fortunate to have Vickie as a first responder.

Andy Merritt,

Gainesville

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