We know that election time is just around the corner when we begin to see letters in the paper such as the one Jim White wrote with a personal attack on me and on the statements I made.
Let me clarify the issue of my being a "spokesperson for the CAC."
Mr. White, I am and have been a member of the Citizen's Awareness Committee since 1996 and I have attended most of their meetings during that time. But the only time I have ever spoken on behalf of CAC was to support the Payson Restaurant owners in their opposition to the 3 percent food tax which our council wanted to impose. Other than that, I have never stated or indicated that anything I have said is on behalf of the CAC.
Mr. White, let's assume that you belong to the Rotary Club and that you attend their meetings regularly. Am I to assume that you represent the Rotary membership every time you get up and speak at council? And am I to assume that every member of the Rotary Club agrees with your statement?Come on, Mr. White, get real!
I understand that CAC is a political force in our town and I certainly hope it is even a bigger one in the upcoming election. I'll bet big time on one thing whoever that group supports for any office will be a first-class candidate.
Let me assure you, Mr. White, that regardless of your opinion, I am entitled, as a citizen of the United States of America, to speak my opinion. In some parts of this great country, elected officials even listen to all the citizens.