To The Daily Sun,
Our frequent letter writer from Gilmanton has once again found himself busy coming to the defense of yet another political ally. His most recent defenses have been focused on a candidate for selectman.
The contributor's underlying defense of this candidate is that he would like us to believe that fraudulent behavior is just part of doing business in the construction trades. In support of his candidate for selectman, he infers that consumers requiring quality workmanship and the fulfillment of contracts are responsible for this candidate's legal problems. He states that "integrity and honesty can be stretched to the limits." I know this contributor will think I'm "smug," but I was taught, and of the belief, that there should be no limits to either integrity or honesty.
This same contributor lauds this candidate on his honesty and integrity, but recent history has shown that he was convicted of forging a government document. In his defense, he claims it was a "mistake."
As far as this candidate's "integrity," an adjudicatory hearing was held, in which the plaintiff claimed that the respondent (the candidate) had failed to complete his contractual obligation for construction that was contracted. After adjudication, the court found that the respondent (our candidate for selectman) was in breach of contract and failed to meet his contractual obligation and must pay restitution to the plaintiff. This candidate failed to comply with the court order and was found in contempt. These findings do not bode well for the "integrity" of our selectman candidate.
This candidate, compounds his legal problems by ignoring the court order to make restitution and failing to appear for scheduled court hearings — resulting in his arrest. These egregious failings hardly inspire confidence in an individual running for public office.
This letter writer would like Gilmanton voters to "ignore the smear campaigns," which I find hypocritical, because he has no qualms in instigating them himself, as long as they serve his purposes.
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