Chaos in Kon­ick’s wake

Rappahannock News - - COMMENT • RAWL • FROM PAGE ONE -

Iwas both cha­grined and sur­prised af­ter read­ing the head­line in last week’s is­sue re­gard­ing David Kon­ick’s nom­i­na­tion to the plan­ning com­mis­sion, “Kon­ick’s Nom­i­na­tion Hits A Snag.”

What­ever Mr. Kon­ick’s good in­ten­tions (and I am sure he has many), his di­vi­sive and ob­struc­tion­ist meth­ods in mat­ters re­lat­ing to Lit­tle Wash­ing­ton/ Rap­pa­han­nock have al­ways left chaos in his wake.

His love of Rap­pa­han­nock County, his com­pe­tence, and ded­i­ca­tion to be­ing it’s law­ful self ap­pointed gate­keeper can­not be ques­tioned. What can be ques­tioned, how­ever, is his to­tal lack of char­ac­ter.

Be­ing a proud Jew with a pen­chant for all things Rus­sian, one would have thought that Mr. Kon­ick would have more em­pa­thy.

His vit­ri­olic, ho­mo­pho­bic hate filled rhetoric has been well vo­cal­ized among for­mer friends and ac­quain­tances, and his rants on Rapp­net and in­deed in your own pub­li­ca­tion are well doc­u­mented.

Surely the re­cent spate of KKK lit­er­a­ture that re­sulted in a slew of “Hate has no Home Here” signs through­out the county are ren­dered mean­ing­less if one has a “big­oted hater” sit­ting as a lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tive!

In my view Mr. Kon­ick should not have been nom­i­nated to ANY pub­lic of­fice in ANY ca­pac­ity (we have Chair­man Alex Sharpe to thank for the nom­i­na­tion.) Per­haps he has his own rea­sons for the nom­i­na­tion but they are beyond my rea­son­ing.

Mr. Kon­ick’s lack of em­pa­thy, hate filled speech, lack of any sense of com­pas­sion pre­vents him from rep­re­sent­ing the in­ter­ests of ALL and should bar him from in­volve­ment in ANY lo­cal pub­lic of­fice, per­ma­nently.

ROBERT AL­COTT Wash­ing­ton

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