I always look forward to Wednesdays and Sundays, because it is on these days, in a perfect world, that I get to read Barry Paschal's latest columns that are always laden with literary prowess and philosophical genius the likes of which this planet has never seen. But on Nov. 1, I was particularly delighted to have read his column for another reason.
Paschal wrote that Brett McGuire had submitted an intent card to seek the Republican nomination for Columbia County Commission chairman.
Regardless of who might or might not enter this race, the discussion of who has the executive acumen and willingness to serve begins and ends with McGuire. He is an accomplished executive and committed citizen of this county who is beyond fed up with this county's irresponsible spending of taxpayer dollars.
If you want someone who delivers stimulating oratory in which he or she tells you what he or she thinks you want to hear, and walks around with a forced smile that makes one wonder whether or not a coat hanger has been inserted into his or her mouth, then Brett is not your candidate.
But if you want someone not beholden to a select few, someone committed to doing right by the people while surrounding himself with good people, and if I'm not in the race, then Brett McGuire is the only choice.
Even though the primary is eight-plus months away, I have no problem formally endorsing Brett McGuire, a good conservative Republican, who by the way, attends Republican Party events year-round, not when and only when an election rolls around, if indeed at all.
We have the opportunity to move forward, so please register to vote and then vote for Brett McGuire on July 20, 2010.
Lee Benedict, Martinez
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