An Open Letter to our Readers
As we've said in other postings, we don't answer e-mail. We read everything we get, but two-way communication is out right now - too easy to trace things back to us. We DO take all suggestions into consideration for post material, and we've used quite a few already. We like to think we're at least minimally responsive to our reader's input. Very Minimally.
Anyway, we've been contacted by one of the candidates for the upcoming FOP Pension Board election and we are seeking reader input. As we've stated (and you may have assumed), we are keeping an open mind on just about all issues regarding the union. We're NOT shills for the Citywide Team, even though Mark Donahue was kind enough to mention us at a General Meeting (if only to deny that he knew us.) We confess to being not as disappointed as in years past with the current contract, so we have no axe to grind there. We are also not endorsing (or associated with) any of the other figures that ran for elective office. We don't have a dog in these fights.
Back to the issue at hand; we don't want to appear to be taking sides. This candidate has posted a couple of links to his website in our comments section and we're fine with that. It hasn't really drawn any responses, so we take that as non-interest on the part of our readers. It's the same thing with the two members who were recently expelled from the union. Both contacted us; both posted in the comments sections; both received no interest from our readers; so we didn't expound on it at all.
If we linked to this candidate, would that be viewed as a tacit endorsement of his candidacy? It isn't his fault (nor ours) that his opponent(s) haven't made the effort to create websites. But it also isn't our desire to have someone who's views we may or may not support piggyback on our success. What say you, the readers? STAY ON TOPIC PLEASE.