Monday, September 06, 2010

A vote for Sheila Lyons

I’m a newcomer to the understanding that the local political races are connected to the national political races. Like so many other voters that are fully awakened when a national run for office captures our attention, I now realize that being part of a political party is like being part of an army of ideas. Those ideas can only expand when political ground is taken. In my opinion, the battle for political ground starts in the local races. As voters we all look for common ground that can connect us with certain politicians that act as recruiters for our votes. Let me tell you about the common ground I feel I share with Sheila Lyons. In all the national and some local races, I have voted in, I have looked for real empathy in the candidates I have cast my votes for. I can proudly say, I found that type of empathy when I cast a vote for the late Senator Ted Kennedy. He was an embodiment of what I look for in other politicians. I’m impressed with the 20 years Sheila Lyons has worked as a geriatric social worker because I know that position is a position for a person that cares for others. I don’t vote for a candidate just because he or she accumulated wealth or succeeded in a business. My vote is given to the candidate that proves he or she cares for others. Join me in voting for that candidate for State Senate, Sheila Lyons on September 14, 2010.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Robert O'Leary's politics in line with his character

The following letter was published on September 01, 2010 by
The Cape Cod Times
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Unlike many who have accused the Cape Cod Times of leaning to the left or to the right, I view the Times as somewhat of an instigator when it comes to airing a political fight.

For example, I'm amused with the for-and-against comments concerning state Sen. Jeffrey Perry; it seems to be nonstop. I believe the spotlight that shines on and targets his past as a police officer was turned on by members and powerful opponents of his own party when Perry decided to run as a candidate for the state's 10th Congressional District.

The bachelor's degree that was not a degree, the delayed action after witnessing a strip-search by another officer, the alleged tampering with stoplights, and that cover-up after driving over a radar gun might be viewed by some as a typical developing young Jeffrey Perry making some mistakes along the way. If it were not for his politics and party affiliation, I would take that view as well.

However, I'll be voting on the Democratic side for state Sen. Robert A. O'Leary, because his politics is in line with his character. He will, with no doubt, be a great congressman.