And I've got something of a reputation as being, well, not a nice (as in simpering and smiling sweetly) girl. I will tell you what I think, and you may not agree with it, but there you go. At least you know what I think.
We are blessed in our town with perhaps the world's worst, OK, maybe only the County's worst, newspaper. Can't walk out of a room through an open door without getting a fact wrong.
Below, please find a letter to the editor I wrote this morning. (Names blacked out to protect the innocent.)
I was interviewed a few days ago by your education reporter who was very eager to
get a confirmation of my present age. I gave her my year of birth but further replied
that I could not understand the value of determining an exact age as she was ostensibly calling to collect a quote. I note in today's paper "Seven Candidates for School Board" that every candidate listed is further identified with their exact age.
I suppose this is an admirable attention to detail.
On the other hand, in the tradition of [Town Name] Herald's often bizarre reporting
standards, my name is mispelled, and I am listed as being a candidate for November's
election. I am an incumbent, yes, but not a candidate. Further, [reporter name]'s list of candidates is not complete. There is no mention of [another candidate's name], a candidate who has filed papers with the [blank] County Registrar of Voters. I do not know her age.
[District name] School District Trustee.
Think they'll print it?