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Political columnist misses the mark | Federal Way letters

Well, as we recover from the recent campaign fever and hope for a new beginning in Federal Way, I would like to point out something I recently read in The Mirror.

Bob Roegner, The Mirror's political writer, made an assertion that couldn't be farther from the truth. He stated that Jim Ferrell "isn’t bound by an ideology or philosophy." Huh? First, I wondered what The Mirror thought of this column. After all, The Mirror endorsed Ferrell, and I doubt they would have endorsed a candidate with such a deficiency.

I've not met a more principled man than Ferrell. He has always held firmly to a philosophy that says it's all about the people. He fought hard and long so that the people of Federal Way would be able to vote for their mayor. Remember the elected judges? That was another Ferrell accomplishment. He has spent tens of thousands of dollars getting his core ideologies out to the public. And he hasn't wavered from his two-pronged question of effective and proper governance: 1) Is it the role of government? 2) Is it absolutely necessary?

For all our sake, I wish the new mayor well. And Bob Roegner has a right to his opinions. But this statement was so absurd, I couldn't let it go. I had so hoped that the nastiness and misinformation had stopped. I guess that was too much to hope for.

David McKenzie, Federal Way

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