I wanted to commend letter writer Kent Lauder (Daily Journal Sept. 14 edition) for his reasoned, considered and well-supported letter to the editor to replace Matt Grocott for all the many reasons he delineated in his letter. It’s good to have a variety of voices from your columnists, but Matt’s column is nearly always filled with so many outright exaggerations and inaccuracies that it is beyond the realm of reasonableness.
Just after reading Kent’s letter, I read Matt’s column of today. He wrote a heartfelt, personal column about the difficulties he’s experienced with his oldest son. For the first time I felt as if I could relate to Matt on something other than a political level. I, too, had a daughter whose life was ruined by the horrors of drug use. I hope that Matt’s son will be successful in his latest attempt to escape the his drug addiction.
And Matt: Thank you for sharing this very personal part of your life. Now all I ask is that whenever you write your column on government and politics, please — please — back up your comments with clear, indisputable facts. Thank you.