Michael Lannon’s letter of support for Wendy Wilton for state treasurer bears some comment.
Mr. Lannon relays former treasurer Jeb Spaulding’s comment that Beth Pearce is the best Vermont state treasurer in recent memory. From that Mr. Lannon draws the conclusion that Mr. Spaulding’s comment was a self-admission that he was not a very good treasurer. Then Mr. Lannon wrote that James Douglas, who preceded Mr. Spaulding as state treasurer, was a great treasurer.
I wonder where Mr. Lannon learned logic. One, I’m sure that Mr. Spaulding remembers his predecessor, so Jim Douglas is included in “recent memory” group. And just because Mr. Spaulding thinks Beth Pearce has done a better job then he did doesn’t mean that Mr. Spaulding admits to doing a poor job.
Vote for whom you think is best, but discount illogical statements like that of Mr. Lannon’s.
WAYNE L. WESEMAN
OrwellMORE IN Letters
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Giles Corey of Salem, Mass., is pressed to death during the Salem witch trials; on this day in 1952, film comedian Charlie Chaplin, while traveling to England, is denied re-entry into the United States by U.S. attorney general.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Dutch father of microbiology Antonie van Leeuwenhoek discovers the existence of one-celled organisms; in 1967, The Doors are booked to play the Ed Sullivan show; in 1858, freedom fighter Dred Scott dies on this day in St. Louis.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: No money this year for western rail project, Lola Aiken memorialized in Montpelier, Supreme Court Castleton murder suspect will remain in jail, Shaftbury man fires shots from his AK-47 into neighbor's home.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev arrives in U.S. for historic 13-day visit; in 1987, Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze sign nuclear reduction agreement.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City celebrates completion of its newest mural, on West Street opposite the post office, more than $2 million in federal grants will bolster Vermont's health centers, Patrick McArdle reports on pending sale of Vermont papers.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Henry Hudson sails up the Hudson River as far as present-day Albany, Leo Szilard has epiphany waiting for the light to change, 3 kids report a West Virginia close encounter in 1952.