Gregory Lane writes a letter to the editor in the News:
To the Editor:
As the saying goes, “All’s Fair in Love and War.” But my question is: Who’s a traitor to whom, Ms. Insurance Agent/Democratic Gal about Town?
Is it disloyal for Jane Christy, Bruce Peterson and Jennifer Lookabaugh-Swift to run as Independents against Lou, Wade and Nelson (I’m using their first names because I hate your team’s captain to pieces, to borrow a phrase from Jinx the Cat, an old cartoon character)?
I believe they are running because of your current freeholder director, who has done a few positive things, such as bringing the Empowerment Zone here, but has been more of a negating force in the past few years.
Quite frankly, whether they were as Democrats or Independents really doesn’t matter to me. I would rather vote for them than vote for Lou’s partisan poison squad because of one man: Mr. Magazzu. It does not matter what the issues are, what the freeholders have done, et cetera. It’s all about throwing Lou out of office that matters to me.
That’s why to me you have a big field running for county freeholders in this election. They are targeting Lou as well as the other freeholder seats.
Before you call the three Independent Democrats running in this election traitors, you better look to the lightning rod at the top of your county party’s leadership, Ms. Insurance Agent and friends, because of what Lou Magazzu became (what I call “power-drunk,” a kind of pseudo-superiority-feeling caused by a callous lust for power), not what he’s accomplished.
Believe me, I’ve been there, because I’ve acted this way in my final months and days as Cumberland County Green Party chair in 2006. Now I’m seeing it in a fine young man tainted by lust for more power.
It’s time to look at ourselves in the mirror, folks, and ask yourselves: Do I want three more years of a two-faced county government? If the answer is “no,” then we need to start by changing freeholders.
Gregory L. Lane