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Monday, June 17, 2013
Troubling donors reflect on the A.G.
In a June 7 letter (“Talk about McAuliffe contributors, too”), William Daly chided The Roanoke Times for not reporting on out-of-state contributions to Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s gubernatorial campaign. Daly referred to two columns that contained unfavorable information about Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s contributors, which Daly did not dispute.
I don’t have those articles and cannot comment on them, but I do recall reports in the past of troubling and, in one case, allegedly criminal activity by some Cuccinelli supporters. But Daly is correct; we do need information about both candidates’ contributors.
So what about the McAuliffe contributors? Are any of them attempting to do any of the following:
* Prevent the EPA from protecting our air and water.
* Disprove global warming.
* Solicit money from Virginians for a phony charity.
* Avoid paying taxes.
Unfortunately, Cuccinelli has job performance problems as troubling as the motives of some of his contributors. He has wasted time and money on frivolous and politically motivated lawsuits that he lost. Shouldn’t he have to pay the state for that?
I hope we will not reward his poor judgment with the highest office in our state. That would place our judgment in question.
Poor road design hurt local grocer
Re: Piggly Wiggly taking over the Super Saver IGA, which has seen business fall off during construction of a roundabout outside the grocery store (“Piggly Wiggly store returns to Roanoke,” June 12 news story):
It is a shame that the Virginia Department of Transportation can manage to spend 8.4 million taxpayer dollars on such a poorly designed plan.
The roundabout itself works well. The rest of the design seems to be an afterthought.
This idiotic design has managed to strangle one of the last locally owned grocery stores in the area by not only taking part of its parking, but restricting its access as well.
Apparently common sense is not a requirement to be a VDOT engineer?
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