August 4, 2014 at 12:00 AM
The nasty letters in last week’s paper from those supporting Chrissy Buteas continue a trend this woman started since announcing her candidacy, namely, attacking whomever might get in her way.
Like those in the past, the letters throw all kinds of mud and make all types of accusations, mostly following the Buteas talking points. And just like the Buteas talking points, the letters are fact-free. In other words they make all sorts of accusations, but they omit any facts to support them. I guess it’s easier to throw mud when you don’t know what’s in it.
I understand this is all about politics and Chrissy trying to maneuver herself into becoming mayor. I also realize that the people who signed the letters have little regard for what the facts are and will simply mouth the party line. I have a hard time, though, understanding why the letters need to be so negative and nasty.
I also don’t understand why anyone who comes between Buteas and her perceived political “destiny” becomes fodder for her attack machine. First it was Bobby Capparelli and the DPW. Now it seems to be the hard-working volunteers on the library board.
Granted, I’m not Chrissy Buteas, and I don’t consider myself a rising star in politics. It’s not my career. But I still think I can offer her some advice. Come up with a positive agenda. Stop being so negative, and tell people what you will do to make their lives better (like Matt Anesh does). Maybe then people will actually respect you and your ambitions.
South Plainfield Resident
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