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Re: “Danehy

I am sorry, Mr. Danehy. It's unfortunate that you had to humiliate yourself so publicly. To display such ignorance of the political issues about which you are writing must be an embarassment for you. One of the Green Party candidates, Mary DeCamp, is a force to contend with in this town. Just ask Karen Uhlich, who almost lost her Ward 3 seat in 2009 because of DeCamp.

Mary DeCamp is running on a platform of localization. That means creating economic opportunities for local people as opposed to just giving tax breaks to outside corporations that create wealth primarily for one percent of the population. Besides being sustainable (true, that is an environmental issue), localization also makes economic sense. We have seen enough trickle-down economics to know that the flow of dollars in our community is about as abundant as the water running through Tucson's washes in the month of June.

Maybe the results of this upcoming election are pre-ordained, just as you claim. But I hope not. We've had enough wealthy lawyers elected in this state to know that government of, by, and for the rich simply doesn't work. If you look at Mary DeCamp's record, you will see someone who has served her community selflessly without asking for anything in return. Wouldn't it be great, just once, to see someone who is actually deserving get voted into office?

If you knew Mary DeCamp, you would understand that the cartoonish portrayal of her stance doesn't represent her in the least. I would think that political journalists would at least take the time to get to know the candidates and issues they are covering. I know you love sports and television, Mr. Danehy, and you're very good at writing about both of them. But if you want to cover politics without embarassing yourself, you may need to turn off your TV and do some research. Maybe you could actually meet Mary DeCamp and find out what she stands for. I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised.

Posted by vastucson on 07/05/2011 at 12:17 PM

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