A Moot Point
Taking poetic liberty with that famous Bob Beckel line made during the 1984 Presidential campaign, I ask Kathleen Oleson, in reference to her letter “A Disturbing Sign of the Times?” (Oct. 21), where is the proof?
She laments the fact that no Obama/Biden signs are present on Midland/Morganton roads, and then notes her investigation revealed placards have been placed but removed within hours.
Unfortunately, she neither cites her method of investigation, nor her source for this allegation. Rather, she makes a statement void of any proof and then ends her letter with a defamatory question pointed directly at those individuals who oppose her candidate.
I ask her, are you so fearful your candidate will lose that you are now relegated to making unsubstantiated allegations as a means to rationalize his local lack of support?
Additionally, by alleging a criminal act has taken place with the removal of the political signs from such prominent public rights of way, is she also accusing the Southern Pines/Pinehurst police departments of not adequately performing their duties by enforcing this law?
In closing I pose this thought. Maybe if President Obama had done a better job of governance during the past four years, the lack of his placards on Midland/ Morganton roads would be a moot point.
Gregory B. Henderson
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