Letter: Some endorsements for Anderson raise concerns
Reading through your letters to the editor and the signed and anonymous comments posted on the recent comments section of your website, I find it amusing, and at the same time a little disconcerting, that most, if not all, of Dave Andersonâ€™s endorsements are from career politicians or their operatives at the state, county and township level.
Unless I am mistaken, I thought Elburnâ€™s elections are supposed to be non-partisan, but it appears that the vast majority of those endorsing him are party politicians or appointees.
Having moved from Cook County many years ago, in part to get away from the â€œParty Machineâ€ mentality, I again find myself looking at the same sort of incestuous politics that was rampant there.
The big red flag really started waving in my mind when I read Dave Andersonâ€™s sonâ€™s comments thanking everyone, both residents and â€œnon-residents, other government officials and retired government officials for all of their support.”
It is an expected show of unconditional love and affection that Michael Anderson would openly support his dad, but I am indeed surprised to find that there are so many â€œnon-residents, other government officials and retired government officialsâ€ with the same degree of familial affection.
C. C. Meyer