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JerrodSmith said...

Joseph,

Wow, sounds like you have spent a lot of time with Scottie. Seems like you know a lot about his campaign. Probably neither are true.

Your rant-of-a-statement about Scottie is unfounded and saturated in untruths.

But I do know him.

As president, Scottie grew Mayfield Dairy Farms from 485 employees to 1,450. He is a proven job creator. What better way to help our economy than to put business leadership in Washington to do something to help small business.

Your dismissive remarks about Scottie's qualifications in running for Congress is nothing more than political rhetoric. Scottie didn't scratch your establishment, fundamental itch, so let's call him "unassertive and uniformed". Or, like Chris Carroll and the Times Free Press, let's just beat him up because he's not a politician and refused to attack his opponents on a stage.

You probably felt empowered to write this LTE. You probably felt impressed with yourself for "knowing" so much about Third District politics and all...given your position in the community.

But you have a lack of thoughtfulness, and you spoke before you listened, like most men with power do.

Scottie is a quiet leader, and you have dismissed an exceptional candidate because he didn't play the game the way you've been taught to accept it.

"I want to encourage you to do that: to lead quietly, to lead while listening, to lead by understanding what the challenges are for these people...because in the end, they want to raise their kids to a higher standard of living, and they’d like to do it in peace and security, just like you and I.”

-Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint-Chiefs-of-Staff to deployed service members in Afghanistan.

July 19, 2012 at 12:58 a.m.
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