Food fight, or why does St. Rep. Hargraves hate Democrats?
According to the Community Journal, there was some discussion at that caucus about how effective the Democrats in Townsend have been in holding and publicizing events. Sound good, right? It does until you get to this quote in the article from Hargraves:
"State Rep. Robert Hargraves tells fellow Republicans,'Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.'"
(jerky comment, his, emphasis mine)
Nice to know that your St. Rep. considers you to be the "enemy." So, I decided to write a Letter to the Editor of the Townsend Times It's sorta longish, but this is the point:
"Might I remind you, Sir that you represent ALL the people of the First Middlesex District, not just the Republicans. Your constituents have a right to expect that as our representative you will not only work hard to represent our interests, but also that you will treat all of your constituents with respect, regardless of their party affiliation."
I'm not saying Hargraves has to love us Democrats out here in First Middlesex, but if he's going to make those kind of divisive comments AND do it in public, then he's got some 'splainin' to do. Which so far he hasn't done. I sent a copy of my letter to his office, but so far, no response. (this is me, not holding my breath)
Later (probably tomorrow), a Hargraves supporter (tries - badly to) lets me have it - and then I give it right back. I need to type it up because it's print only.
Oh, yeah - not to brag (okay, it's bragging a little) but we held the Townsend Democratic Caucus on February 4 in Town Hall, Meeting Room 2 and we had to bring chairs in from Memorial Hall to accomodate the 30+ folks in attendance. Not a huge crowd, but hey it's 3 times as many folks as the Republicans had. :-)