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Commissioner George Lucier weasels out of commitment to attend public forum

By Ed Williams
Posted Monday, March 2, 2009

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Pittsboro, NC - Shame on you, Commissioner Lucier, for weaseling out of your commitment to meet with a group of people who don't share your ideology. I won't mention that ideology, since it is obvious.

The "reason" for your cowardly behavior is a silly, concocted one. ONE group (NCFIRE), which you put forth as "an example", has sent flyers to several other groups promoting the Chatham Conservative Voice Forum. So you're afraid that people from the Asheville Action Club are going to be driving down here to be uncivil to you? And you pretend that the circulation of these flyers by one group has "effectively undermined the efforts of CCV and local residents to have a civil discussion..." What utter nonsense!

If you attended the forum and it turned out that a number of out-of-county activists were uncivil, then you would have a right to complain. But there is no way you can honestly justify being a weasel and sneaking out before the meeting.

You do not genuinely represent the interests of the people of this county if you weasel out of meeting with a group simply because you are afraid that some people from out-of-county might attend the meeting. Weren't there some people from Chapel Hill and Carrboro at the Board of Commissioners meeting? Of course, that's OK since they share your ideology.

Again, shame on you, Lucier.

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