Friday, November 04, 2005

Question To Thole About Retirement Rumor

I am in San Francisco today, November the 4th, 2005; I just sent in the following letter to the editor of the Stillwater Gazette. I sent a similar letter to the Stillwater Courier, too. Let's see what happens! Viva the free press and the First Amendment!

Dear Editor:
Here is a question that I put to your regular columnist, School Board Chair and candidate George Thole. Recently Mr. Thole has used his column to write about the upcoming election, so I am sending him this question because it bears on the credibility and relevance of the retirement rumor mentioned in my last column.

Mr. Thole--on a scale of one to ten, with “ten” representing “fully functional” and “one” representing “severely impaired,” how would you rate the current mental capabilities—including the ability to concentrate on and understand issues before the School Board—of School Board member “Choc” Junker?

Please send your answer in to this newspaper (the one you work for) at your earliest convenience—prior to election day, of course. Please make sure that you answer the question with a number—1 to 10. If you fail to do so, I must take it that you are evading the question and would rather not answer it.

William Prendergast


At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill, As a "concerned" citizen I find it hypocritical of the Gazette to not print anything from Mark Huginen(sp) while he ran for county commissioner yet they still print George Thole every week.

Could you comment?

At 5:27 PM, Blogger Prendergast said...

jeez, I hadn't even thought of that one. the coach HAS been writing about the upcoming election in his "sports" column, hasn't he? that IS an ethical poser; i honestly don't know why Hugunin (sp?) was barred from writing in the paper during the time he was running, and GT wasn't. I suppose you could make an argument that Thole should have been permitted to continue to write if he restricted the subject matter to "sports"--but he DID write about the election and his candidacy, didn't he? That's real chin-stroker, a real ethical puzzler. I think you've got a point, there--might want to write in to Thole and the Gazette and see why they let him do that.


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