EDITOR: Lisa Benson has done it again. Her cartoon showing proposed Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen in a bubble, denying the bubble's existence, would be so wonderfully ironic and true, if only Benson had drawn herself in Yellen's place. Her willful naivete can be astounding. Benson's previous cartoon of a snowbound bus labeled “Church of Global Warming” perfectly illustrated her ability to look in the mirror and think that the fool she's seeing is someone else.
EDITOR: I attended the community forum on Supervisor Efren Carrillo in Monte Rio and quietly listened to everyone's comments (“In meeting, Carrillo foes repeat ouster calls,” Thursday). Yes, most of the speakers weren't happy with Carrillo's late-night rambles in his underwear, although his supporters found that it was OK and said we should give him a pass on this offense.
Now I am ashamed of myself for not speaking out, and, in fact, I am amazed to find most of the attendees so calm-headed about this, Carrillo's second arrest in less than a year.
Where is the sense of outrage we should have all expressed? His supporters might wish him well, but they should find this behavior unacceptable. Should this man represent us in the west county? No. In fact he doesn't. He supports any big money project that is willing to finance his next campaign.
If we act like sheep, we will be led like sheep. Wake up friends and neighbors, and let us get a better person for this important office. A recall takes a lot of effort and money, but we should all rise to the occasion and put our efforts into it.
Compassion for Carrillo
EDITOR: Efren Carrillo has been an excellent supervisor for our district. We could make a long list of the many constructive actions he has taken to promote environmental and humanitarian causes. He has made two terrible mistakes this past year and has had a real wake-up call. He is now in recovery.