Haters may not like Winder's whole fiasco about writing about West Valley,
but his intentions were to stick up for his city. I think afterward he handled
it more than appropriately and to look at one action and judge a persons whole
career from it is wrong. If we can't forgive him then we are even more
guilty anyway. I don't like every last thing about any politician out
there. I do like a lot about this guy.Overall, Mayor Winder has been
just great for West Valley and having more of that is a good thing in my book.
I'm not sure how much the west side is benefiting from Winder. Winder
allowed the city to cosign on the bank loan that built the new Embassy Suites
hotel out there in West Valley, putting the city on the line for all those
millions. Also, West Valley has made a deplorable run at annexing land nearly
out to Kenecott mine, attempting to undercut other cities closer to the mine and
depriving the southwest end of the valley of property tax revenue. This has all
been unethical and counter-intuitive to overall county planning. It's all
self aggrandizement for Winder.
Despite disasters like the sex ed bill and Grama we keep re-electing the same
right wing John Birchers. I don't understand Utah voters. I am a
Republican and I wish our party would support public education instead
oonstantly demonizing teachers and trying to micro manage education. The irony
is that conservatives constantly gripe about the federal government policies and
turn around and duplicate the exact same policies on the state level.
TARDISSalt Lake City, UTHaters may not like Winder's whole
fiasco about writing about West Valley, but his intentions were to stick up for
his city.-----------Oh, so as long as his "intentions"
are good, its OK? The ends justifies the means? I don't think so.Winder's column fiasco showed poor judgement and shady ethics. We
have too much of that in government already. To "forgive"
is entirely different than to "trust." I don't trust Winder, and
will not vote for him.Your characterization of those who have a
problem with Winder's ethical lapse as "haters" not only shows a
lack of judgement on your part, it makes one wonder if you are "more
guilty" of judging.
The great thing about this race is that we have a great option: Mark Crockett.
He's proven by his record and his career that he's intelligent,
articulate, honest, and passionate about keeping the public's trust.
Let's show we want these qualities in government and vote for Crockett in