The Mirror endorsed the wrong candidate | Letters
October 18, 2012 · 4:49 PM
The Federal Way Mirror is still listed as having endorsed Roger Flygare for 30th District state representative.
Roger Flygare has apparently used his glib speaking ability to smooth over with the publisher and editorial board what The Mirror has ineloquently referred to as some sort of isolated “misstatement” regarding his brief military service. It is proving to be a lifelong misrepresentation of military service for personal and business gain, what some people call “stolen valor.”
However, facts are emerging that your continued endorsement of Roger Flygare is questionable to the many veterans that have honorably served our country. Recently, Flygare admitted to having inflated his number of Vietnam tours for personal gain, and now he is also actively sanitizing all reference to his Purple Heart. While his Purple Heart was omnipresent in all campaign literature, voter publications, appearances and advertising, now it is mysteriously gone from view with no mention of such an honorable recognition. Why?
While this newspaper’s continued endorsement for an admitted liar is abhorrent in itself, the investigations of numerous organizations established to defend the honor of our military and ferret out stolen valor are on the cusp of definitively exposing Flygare. Failure on the part of The Mirror to quickly make a public statement removing their endorsement of an admitted liar to elected office is condoning his lifelong lie, condoning stolen valor activities and paramount to complicity.
Is an admitted liar the person you want to represent us in any elected office?
Jerry Galland, uninc. King County