PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA

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Hangtown editorial in Bee

By From page A5 | June 16, 2014

EDITOR:

I just read the “hit” piece on our town written by the elitist editorial board of the Sacramento Bee. The pompous piece implied that county residents were politically backward because we still refer to Placerville as “Hang Town,” and we still elect a Surveyor and a Auditor-Controller. The editorial board went on to imply that our political “backwardness” has engendered a “good old boys” style of government.

While the tenor of this pompous “hit” piece was surprising, what was even more surprising was that it was the result of information willingly given to the Bee by a couple of our county employees, Supervisor Norma Santiago and Chief Administrative Officer Terri Daly.

Being a Christian, I am going to surmise that the motive of these two public servants was not to try to embarrass us but to merely publicize their role in addressing a perceived problem. The self-important editorial board of the Bee took this opportunity to try to peddle their secular progressive “big city” views on their “country bumpkin cousins.”

In my opinion, while our county may not be perfect, it is certainly more perfect than Sacramento county. After all, only God is perfect and as much as the editorial board of the Sacramento Bee would like to think, its pronouncements are not edits from God.

I, for one, am staying “the course.”

ANTHONY J. ARJIL
Placerville

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