Well friends, today another "Pro Stearns" letter appeared in the Star "Blunder", titled "Stick With Stearns". (http://www.ocala.com/section/opinion) Let me make this perfectly clear. There is NOTHING wrong with supporters sending letters.
No impropriety is implied here.
My problem is this: Mr. Shuman is one of maybe 6 to 10 people that is ALWAYS writing to the Star Banner in support of Cliff Stearns. Can't they find some other folks to write in their support ? Why is it ALWAYS "major contributors" or "staff members" who write in ?
Doesn't the common man or woman know how to write letters ? In the past 8 years, Mr. Shuman has given the Stearns campaign OVER 8 THOUSAND DOLLARS !! Do the math ! (source: FEC reports - http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/norindsea.shtml. Just enter the name and read the report)
Maybe the Stearns support isn't as broad based as we are lead to believe ?
So the next time you see a letter to the editor, read between the lines. Look up the name, and keep track of the letters. Or do what I did : RESEARCH. There is a fine public library in our town. USE IT !!