|A suggestion on whom NOT to vote for
Until Wednesday afternoon, I had
not intended to occupy this space or have any comment
on the Peachtree City Council races next Tuesday.
That was before a telephone call to me from one of
the three candidates for the open seat.
Candidate Perlman ignored PTC
tree-save rules at his new office
It was President Lyndon B.
Johnson who said, You know, doing what is right
is easy. The problem is knowing what is right
(The Johnson Years: The Difference He
Made by R.L. Hardesty, p.181).
Why Perlman's motivations are
It is an unfortunate sign of the
times, but most Americans tend to question the
motivations of those running for political office.
While we all hope the candidate's only goal is to
serve as the best representative of their
constituents, there are many times when we question
where the candidate's loyalties really lie.
Perlman faxes statement
The major challenge facing
Peachtree City is protecting our neighborhoods and
our quality of life. The major issue in this
campaign, however, is trust. Who can you trust to
protect our Peachtree City neighborhoods from
overdevelopment? I am the only candidate for
Peachtree City Council who has refused to take
political contributions from Peachtree City
developers. In his last campaign, Dan Tennant's
largest political contribution came from John
Proffitt, a Peachtree City developer. In this
campaign, Chuck Lehman's largest political
contributions have come from Bob Adams Homes, a
developer who is currently seeking a rezoning from
the city council.
supporters extol their virtures, criticize opponents
I see the election as a chance
for Peachtree City's Council to have a new face.
Council members who interact, listen, and are
effective. I disagree that we should elect someone
who has nothing better to do or a person who has
served on the council for two terms and has been
ineffective in obtaining support for her position.
In a recent issue of your
newspaper, you allowed a candidate for City Council
in Peachtree City to express his displeasure that
another candidate had the resources available to do
some simple polling to see how voters really stood on
the issue of developers.
This year's political campaign
has been very interesting and I have made a point to
follow all the candidate's platforms very closely.
On Nov. 2, I will be voting for
Chuck Lehman for City Councilman, Post 2, based on
his question and answer interview in the Atlanta
Integrity, perseverance and
awareness are qualities we all look for today when we
are voting. Add to these compassion and a true
interest in Peachtree City residents and you come up
with a councilwoman whose name is Annie McMenamin.
Today, we often question whether
we should even bother to vote. I write this letter
urging everyone eligible to take the time to vote,
then urging each one even more to cherish that vote
enough to make it worthwhile. We disdain politicians
and look down on them and their motivation because we
have put in office individuals who should not have
been representing us. It is our own fault.
Mayor's Don't vote, don't ask'
policy is the height or arrogance
Here is my reply to Mayor Lenox.
Mayor just trying to wake up nodding
Re: Mayor Bob
editorial [The Citizen, Oct. 20]: The editorial
doesn't speak well of the news media.
Columnist should examine her own
Satterthwaite falls prey to her personal prejudice in
the midst of an earnest attempt to combat what she
perceives as exclusivism. In her recent column Ms.
Satterthwaite takes offense at words used by a
candidate for Peachtree City Council who she leaves
unnamed, but easily identifiable.
Columnist presumptuous to categorize
Having read and been
flabbergasted by Angry Sallie
Satterthwaite's opinion piece about one unnamed
candidate for Peachtree City Council [The Citizen,
Oct. 13], I just had to respond. Please forward this
letter to her.
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