Miss­ing some­thing

Santa Fe New Mexican - - OPINION -

In Daniel J. Chacón’s ar­ti­cle (“Toxic plume might be near cam­pus,” Jan. 6), he quotes City Coun­cilor Carol Romero-Wirth and then iden­ti­fies her as be­ing mar­ried to state Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe. Am I miss­ing some­thing here? Is the in­for­ma­tion about Romero-Wirth’s mar­riage in any way rel­e­vant to the sub­ject of the ar­ti­cle?

I voted for Romero-Wirth be­cause of her education, ex­pe­ri­ence and the like­li­hood of her be­ing able to ef­fec­tively rep­re­sent the in­ter­ests of the peo­ple in her dis­trict. None of that had any­thing to do with the man to whom she is mar­ried. Either Chacón is be­ing sur­pris­ingly in­sen­si­tive to the role of women in pub­lic life, or he is try­ing to make some kind of po­lit­i­cal point. If he is mak­ing a point, he should let his read­ers know what that is. Oth­er­wise, I think he owes Coun­cilor RomeroWirth an apol­ogy.

Wil­liam Wes­brooks

Santa Fe

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