Hope vot­ers are ‘open minded’ if mayor seeks re-elec­tion

The Lindsay Post - - COMMENT -

Re: ‘Mayor de­fends ex­pens­ing $600 Tory fundraiuser ticket to tax­pay­ers,’ June 11

Sel­dom do I have an op­por­tu­nity to quote fa­mous Ir­ish play­wrights, but your story on Mayor Ric McGee and his use of pub­lic money for per­sonal, pri­vate gain has given me that op­por­tu­nity.

Ge­orge Bernard Shaw was the son of a civil ser­vant and I'm go­ing to sug­gest that some talk of pub­lic ser­vice hap­pened around the Shaw din­ner ta­ble. Ac­cord­ing to the ar­ti­cle, when mayor McGee was con­fronted with the ethics of his ac­tions, he be­came de­fen­sive and would have us be­lieve that we are be­ing "small minded" for ques­tion­ing his ac­tions. Here is what Mr. Shaw has to say to this:

“When a stupid man is do­ing some­thing he is ashamed of, he al­ways de­clares that it is his duty.”

I can­not add any­thing more to this con­ver­sa­tion. Let's hope vot­ers are a lit­tle 'open minded' when Mr. McGee seeks re-elec­tion.

D. Wil­son

Fenelon Falls

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