Letters to the Editor for Aug 13, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Training Day(“An open letter to David Dilworth and the political bullies of P.G.,” Aug. 6-13) Posted Aug. 6
Jennifer Haydu should have mentioned she is Mayor Cort’s “personal trainer.” --Gina
In Self Defense(“An open letter to David Dilworth and the political bullies of P.G.,” Aug. 6-13) Posted Aug. 6
Actually Gina, I am a personal trainer to many people in the community. Dan has trained with me on and off over the last few years, that is true.
I suppose that through my athletic coaching relationship with Dan, I have gotten to know him as a whole person rather than simply what the public sees in the political arena.
And I suppose that is why I know he comes from a place that is honest, passionate and full of integrity. I don’t agree with all his political opinions or policies, but I do support his vision of a sustainable community.
So if someone writes a letter in support of a public official, and they say, cut his hair, bag his grocieries, or work his car, should they mention that in the letter? Maybe so, I am not sure.
In any case, yes indeed, I have had the privilege of telling Dan what to do on occasion. Actually, he is great fun, and a hard worker, and a half decent athlete, too. --Jennifer
On The Other Hand(“An open letter to David Dilworth and the political bullies of P.G.,” Aug. 6-13) Posted Aug. 6
Does the fact that she is the Mayor’s personal trainer discredit her? I don’t think so. She already said she voted for Mayor Cort and stands behind him. There is no conflict here. I happen to agree with everything she said and I have never met Ms. Haydu. --Annie
The Candidate(“An open letter to David Dilworth and the political bullies of P.G.,” Aug. 6-13) Posted Aug. 6
While I do not have a dog in this fight I find it strange that Ms. Haydu, who told a Council meeting a while back that she had moved out of Pacific Grove, is able to get so much space for her opinion of PG politics. I guarantee you Ms. Haydu as many people roll their eyes when you tell the Council to stand up and stretch during a meeting. I would be curious how this opinion piece made it into the paper so fast and why Mr. Cushman would risk any journalistic integrity the Weekly still has, by getting up in a Council meeting and letting his feelings be known. Maybe Squid would like to reply. --Daniel Miller
(Editor’s note: Miller ran unsuccessfully for P.G. City Council last year.)
Is Dil A Pill?(“P.G. mayor quits suddenly, amid political crossfire,” Aug. 4) Posted Aug. 7
Dilworth, GET A LIFE. Down stand, Fido. Your actions are reprehensible. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Mayor Cort, soldier on. NO RECALL is needed. In these times we need to pull together and not be torn apart nor distracted by misguided narcissists. --Grace Skidmore
Total Recall(“P.G. mayor quits suddenly, amid political crossfire,” Aug. 4) Posted Aug. 5
Dan Cort does not need to “save face.” Even though I do not agree with everything done by him and this council, they have done a good job for the city in desperate times. I am VERY interested to know Dilworth’s and Zito’s ideas, in great detail, for doing things differently/better. It’s easy to call names and to recall, but do let us know how you plan for “better” outcomes. --Mary J. Leslie
Boys Town?(“P.G. mayor quits suddenly, amid political crossfire,” Aug. 4) Posted Aug. 5
No matter how ridiculous the tactics of Dilworth and his partners, there will always be plenty of weak minds for them to manipulate. Too often it seems to be especially the case in P.G.
These sour grapes have been rotting since November 2004, when Cort and other reformers began to win council elections. Ever since, the “old boys’’ have desperately tried to cover for their cronies’ past misdeeds… like mortgaging the city budget for a golf clubhouse, and allowing city mismanagement to foster a ridiculously insubordinate culture among employees.
It’s now painfully obvious that Cort and other leaders genuinely concerned with the public good can no longer be tolerated by the “old boys” and will apparently be run out of office at any cost. --GP
Correction: It was incorrectly reported that Quail Lodge housekeepers are being asked to clean 10 rooms a day; according to union officials, they are already cleaning 10 rooms a day but are now being asked to clean 12.