Viewpoint: Ethics complaints should be turned around on accusers
Is it just me, or is there something wrong with what is presently occurring in Oneida County? I am dumbfounded that Jack Sorensen, someone who represents me in Pine Lake, was called up on ethic complaints for calling out the candidates that sent unsubstantiated and misleading campaign fliers. Two of those candidates, Krolczyk and Jensen won seats on the Board
While the county is spending time (and money) challenging Mr. Sorensen’s belief that “such campaign tactics should be called out,” the perpetrators of the “Dam Plan” fliers, Krolczyk, Jensen, Schoeneck, Dirks and Sen. Tiffany have not produced one shred of evidence that substantiates their flier. Jensen has even acknowledged that the flier contained “puffery”, a term I am still waiting for him to define.
But instead of substantiating their fliers, what defense do they have? Tiffany claims “It was done last time,” again without giving any specifics. Does anyone know what he is talking about? Sounds like an excuse I used to get from my children when they were caught doing something wrong.
It seems to me those who produce a unsubstantiated and misleading campaign flier should be the ones challenged on their ethics, not Jack Sorensen. I would encourage others to express their disapproval of these types of tactics the next time these people are up for reelection. Jack Sorensen has it right when he said, “it is unacceptable” and I appreciate that he has taken this stand.
It has been a while since I was as proud of someone who represents me.
Fred Andrist, Rhinelander