Boucher shouldn't rely on second-hand news

March 8, 2013

I really do not enjoy being judgmental, but how can Dorothy Boucher make outrageous and totally incorrect comments about a meeting that she did not attend ? I attended the Ruth Briggs King Meet and Greet Feb. 20. Yes, there were only a handful of truly dedicated and concerned citizens in attendance, but we all came away with the feeling that Ruth Briggs King was concerned and cared about her constituents.

There were official representatives and board members of three communities, and just plain concerned folks all sitting around a table enjoying our freedom of speech that is so precious. There was also a radio reporter from a local station who recorded the entire event. The dialogue was just that, a true dialogue of people listening, talking and respecting each other’s views and needs. It was a very positive enriching experience for all who actually attended.

I wish that Ms. Boucher would ask for the transcript from the radio station and listen to what really was said. By voicing and writing an opinion on this meeting based on hearsay from another attendee is irresponsible and ridiculous at best. We all remember the old telephone message game that we played in grammar school where the end message was not even close to what was said originally.

Yes, Dorothy Boucher, the venom that you ending up spewing was not even close to what really happened. Your ending statement of “Do you really think we don’t know what is going on?” holds truth to your interpretation and misunderstanding of what really was going on that morning. Simply stated in your words, you do not know or understand what is going on. Next time, get up early and listen and learn. Leave the bile and bitterness at home and just enjoy the dialogue and the coffee.

Frank Ali
Long Neck

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