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Status quo spins the facts on investigation | Letters

June 18, 2013 · 10:28 AM

Wow! Jerry Vaughn (letters, June 17) has apparently not recovered since we last heard from him on the Prop. 1 issue. I remember well the man shaking with barely controlled rage at the initial Prop. 1 event, where he opposed the elected mayor initiative.

Now, his rage is renewed as he obsesses over Deputy Mayor Jim Ferrell for reasons known only to him.

Readers take note: Vaughn’s claim about Jim Ferrell’s alleged involvement in the investigation into Mayor Skip Priest’s conduct with a Federal Way City Councilmember is totally without grounds.

Councilmember Kelly Maloney was compelled to advise Ferrell of the facts of the matter because he’s the deputy mayor. It was then the city’s legal counsel who hired the investigator. That investigator went easy on Priest, if you ask me.

Folks, does anyone think Councilmember Maloney wants this attention? She’s running to retain her seat on the council, for crying out loud.

Don’t you just love politics? Yes, I am being facetious. I hate politics. I hate any process designed to reward those who do the best job of spinning the facts and selling untruths.

And that’s exactly what we have here, folks — the start of what could turn into a nasty battle, all aimed at convincing the undecided Federal Way voter to vote for the status quo.

David McKenzie, Federal Way

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