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Letter: ‘Stop beating that dead horse’

I read Carl Ribaudo’s column on Feb. 24. He wrote, “Is it me or does Bill Crawford oppose everything and offer no solutions?”

Yes Carl, it is you.

In 1998, I was elected to the city council and again in 2006. I spent less than $100 on each election.

My agenda was clear and simple — stop the borrowing and cage redevelopment. The voters said “yes” to my agenda. You and others failed to gag me.

In the words of Aneurin Bevan, British P.M., “Have the courage to say no. Only by saying no to many things can you say yes to the most valuable things.”

I believe in those words. And I believe that your goal is to suppress the speech of any opposition to gain control of whatever the politics might be at the time, i.e. parking meters.

Carl, you lost that one. So stop beating that dead horse. My method in politics is I observe, deduce and apply.

So Carl, I watch you, I hear you and conclude that you have the makings of a petty being.

Bill Crawford

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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