Letter: Ban fracking, vote DrotosI found a letter to the R-E (Oct 13) supporting Seifert titled “Seifert is a man of integrity, will protect our resources” to be a classic example of doublespeak.
By: Judy Kupfer, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
Someone called Ted’s Seifert’s response to a frac sand question at a forum “doublespeak.” I looked that up. Doublespeak is language that deliberately disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words.
I found a letter to the R-E (Oct 13) supporting Seifert titled “Seifert is a man of integrity, will protect our resources” to be a classic example of doublespeak.
The writer said, “When there is a tough call to be made, Ted looks inward and does the right thing regardless of the polls.”
Translation: Ted does what he wants and does not listen to the people.
The writer added some things both Seifert and his opponent agree on: no countywide sales tax, low property taxes and strong public safety.
Then he said, “Ted understands we must responsibly look for safe ways to create more jobs that will bring in millions of dollars to the county. That is the kind of integrity and leadership we need.”
Translation: Ted plans to lead us into an era of frac sand mining instead of representing the wishes of the voters, who nearly universally oppose it.
Perhaps it is time to stop being represented by a politician and go for the average guy who just wants to serve the people. I like Paul Drotos. He says he will ban frac sand mining. No doublespeak. Just plain English. I could get used to that.