Green Party story on down trodden fails to make the point |

Green Party story on down trodden fails to make the point

Jane Stebbins’ editorial, posing as a news story in the Sept. 5 Summit Daily News, cites two people who have gripes against Summit County Government. The gist of the story is that Justin McCarthy, the Green Party candidate for county commissioner, would have come to the rescue of these two down trodden, working folks had he occupied incumbent Gary Lindstrom’s seat on the Board of County Commissioners.

The first example was a man who was arrested for pot. This incident falls under the jurisdiction of the Summit County sheriff, an elected office. Maybe McCarthy should be running against Sheriff Joe Morales.

The second poor soul is a woman who lost a water rights case in Judge David Lass’s courtroom. Judge Lass is also an elected official in Summit County, but not a county commissioner.

While there may have been injustice meted out to both of these individuals, neither case falls under the jurisdiction of the BOCC.

If Ms. Stebbins wants to editorialize on behalf of Justin McCarthy, she should do so on the opinion page. It would likely be more entertaining than the usual drivel she coughs up when it’s her turn to postulate in this section of the paper.

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