Third District Ethics - And Response

Thursday, April 10, 2014

In yesterday's daily Exum opinion piece, Roy cited several elected officials that Weston Wamp respected or, in the case of Senator Corker, adored. I'm having a difficult time believing Senator Tom Colburn, President Obama and Senator Corker would give much respect to, or in the case of Corker, adore a politician who surreptitiously recorded an individual and his wife in their own home and then had the nerve to attempt to blackmail them with their own words.

A sincere sign of respect or adoration, for that matter, would be to practice the ethics that Coburn and Corker are known for and demonstrate regularly. I wouldn't opine on practicing the President's ethics but Mr. Wamp should give it a shot and see how that plays in the Third District.

Fred Decosimo 

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I haven't read or heard anywhere that young Mr. Wamp has tried to blackmail anyone. Elder Mr. Mayfield made public that the recording took place. Mr. Wamp said he had no intention of making it public. I don't blame Mr. Wamp at all, especially in politics.  

In a he said, she said world, a recording makes the truth blatantly clear. Mr. Decosimo, have you ever heard the saying, "Don't say anything you will regret later?" Or does that not pertain to your style of politics. 

It's obvious that your candidate is trying to find a way to cast aspersions on Mr. Wamp. Perhaps he, or you, think that the Decosimo and Mayfield names carry some weight and make your diatribes more believable. Or maybe it's just a wag the dog tactic. Is this to divert voter attention away from issues like your candidate's stand on issues, voting record, availability and response (not auto-generated) to constituents? 

This fed up, not-so-young, cynical voter finds your attacks on Mr. Wamp tiresome. It takes two to fight, and you haven't been able to bait him into one yet. Please stop trying. 

Macel Holloway
Signal Mountain



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