E-mail letters, Nov. 19, 2010

Meis held to the same standards as taxpayers

Please allow me the opportunity to extend my heart-felt apology, on behalf of the good citizens of Mesa County, to Craig Meis on his own little Watergate Affair. To be mistaken for “one of the little people” to quote Leona Helmsley , must have been truly traumatic.

The very idea that the laws designed to keep the rabble in check, might apply to him, is so obviously cruel.  Hours of counseling may be needed to restore his dignity; perhaps a fund should be established to aid in this humane endeavor.

To wit, a deflated ego may not serve well as a flotation device. As one of the conscientious, tax-paying, little people, I declare something should be done.

RUTH Y. MICHELS
Grand Junction

Sen. Rangel should be fired

The editor’s comments regarding long-time Sen. Charles Rangel were followed in the same newspaper by the article telling readers that he had been found guilty of 11 of the 13 charges made against him, but he could not be fired from his exalted position in congress.

On the way to reaching this astute conclusion, part of the congressional proceedings was televised. Complete with body language, I do not believe there could be a more perfect display of disdain, impudence, arrogance, hubris and dishonesty than was shown by Charles Rangel. And I understand that he has just been re-elected?

And taxpayers in New York are paying for this? What a shameful disgrace.

MRS. H. N. SISCO
Grand Junction

Veterans thank Golden Corral for free meal

Huge thanks to Golden Corral for serving our veterans a super free meal on Veterans Day! Great get-together to chat and share memories. A very large group received service above and beyond. Good job.

BERTIE LEENSVAART & EDIE GRAHAM
Clifton

Asking for Meis’ resignation had little to do with character assassination

The letter from R.J. Rinderle, which appeared in print Nov. 17 is fraught with errors. This case is not about character assassination, it is about the misdeeds of Commissioner Craig Meis. Mr. Meis is accused by Officer Johnson of using his position of county commissioner to avoid a ticket. A violation of county regulations, and is one of the several reasons we asked him to resign.

He used his time on the taxpayer’s dollar, county equipment to send emails, and tried to use his friends in other high up positions to support his views. All these are violations of County rules, spelled out in the Mesa County Employees handbook. His right to defend himself has never been questioned, just how he did it.

It is easy for R.J. Rinderle to accuse Officer Johnson of misconduct, he was following his book of code by not issuing warnings. Many have called on Mr. Meis to submit to a polygraph but he did not answer, just ignoring the request. I have had offers from people who will pay for the test.

As for the Tea Party that nominated Dan Maes, there was nobody from the Tea Party that nominated him. He was nominated in Loveland by State Sen. Kevin Lunberg, Publisher Lana Fore-Warkocz, and a cousin of the Salazar brothers, Silver Salazar. None of which belong to a Tea Party as far as I know.

Crediblity. We were the first to defend our valley, sponsoring the April 15 2009 rally at Lincoln Park. We are an elected board, registered with the secretary of state.

We ask for Meis’ resignation based on facts, not fiction, we find his refusal to do so, a slap in the face to every taxpayer.

TIM FENWICK
President of the Board, gjresult Tea Party
Grand Junction



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