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Bob Jean said:
Donna Soucy is serving her community and her communities' education including her local school system in the State Senate. The notion that citizens in NH should be punished in an editorial because they adjust to different voluntary commitments really is a silly partisan whack job. Shame on the UL. The school board a stepping stone? That's as silly as it gets. The school board is never a political stepping stone. It's as selfless a volunteer job as the State Senate. The UL simply wants Republicans in the State Senate so that a real commitment to education can be avoided. It's the UL who advocates against the State keeping its educational commitments, not Soucy. Donna Soucy favors keeping the educational commitments the State has and it's that commitment she maintains that drives the UL and Republicans as crazy as this editorial.
The editors are not above criticizing a Democrat for occupying multiple offices at once. It is adaptability to also be able to criticize a Democrat for not occupying multiple offices, or for not quitting the job so as to most severely injure her Party. The editors would reverse this spin to support a Republican just as swiftly as Bob Jean would assemble baloney to attack him. The reality is that most of New Hampshire's political offices, including the entire legislature, are essentially volunteer work, and there is exactly one forum to properly decide whether Ms. Soucy is a mere opportunist, or has been able to perform with competence all the jobs she has elected to keep, including adequate attendance at Senate roll calls: the next election.
Mike Pelletier said:
there has been 'bad blood' between the UL and "The Soucy's" for many years. Recall the late 1990's where there was a certain front page headline, in pretty big bold block letters, regarding a certain 'issue' in Ward 6 (why bother with history?). And, yes, the State Sentate is one more rung in the ladder- there are a few more rungs that will be stepped on and that is the nature of the game. The UL and GOP should be mad but not at its opponents that win - it needs to look inside of itself. But, not all the world is Ward 6 or East Manchester.... been there, done that.... and as Cartman says, "you know what guys, blank you, I'm going home".
Trent Palmer said:
This seems incredibly petty even for the Union Leader. Maybe tomorrow they can take a partisan swipe at the local dog catcher?
Richard L. Fortin said:
What a waste of newsprint and ink. This is just little Drew Cline waaaaahing for lack of something constructive to do with his time like his boss he is a Doofus. The Useless Leader has had it in for the Soucy family because they do not dance to it's tune. I'm not a supporter of Donna Soucy in any office that she seeks but this is just a childish temper tantrum of the Drewboy.