Paul Loveless’ response would have been better had he stopped at the first paragraph. I believe public officials should seek to be kind and have a servant’s heart, not zing their constituency with smart remarks like “If an individual chooses to exceed the clearly posted speed limit in the Town of Steilacoom or for that matter in any community either in a school zone or on any street and are ticketed, then they should be upset with themselves, not with the jurisdiction.” While it may be true, it isn’t necessary to be so pedantic, and serves no one except Paul, who can now feel superior for “having told him.”
These little jabs only serve to divide the public from their government, not unite them. We are all on the same side, but I sure couldn’t read that in Paul’s retort. Patrick Canning asked a legitimate question. A mini sermon from Paul on who should be upset with whom or what was unnecessary and in poor taste.
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