Over the years, my wife and I have had dinner with Will and Bella Doolittle a couple of times.Their kids were the same age as our son so we crossed paths. We’ve been to their house for picnics and Halloween partiesI’ve worked with Will for over two decades. When I was the sports editor, I would often bring my more ambitious stories to him to edit and give me feedback. I respected him as a writer and a person.
I asked local political parties to put community before party on Wednesday.I asked them to adopt a code of ethics, demanding vigorous factual debate while refraining from misleading campaign literature, social media and advertising.After the ugliness in Queensbury, it is what is needed. I’ll go further and argue it was the message voters sent to Queensbury Republicans on Election Day.For me, my suggestion was a desperation plea for a commitment to the highest ideals of our democracy.
Mark Westcott said last week that he resigned from the Warren County and Queensbury Republican committees.I would call that a good start.If last week’s election in Queensbury showed anything, it showed this community demanded high standards among its elected officials and would not stand for the type of treachery we’ve come to know in national politics.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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