Letters to the Editor

Hunters helped shoot down Dean

I read with great interest Mr. Dean’s list of reasons why he is no longer an Island County commissioner, from Republican dissatisfaction with Democrats, to misconceptions and a general lack of understanding by the public about the depth of the county’s financial situation and on and on.

That may be so. But maybe it comes from other decisions made that are long remembered. I think back a few months to a hall in Freeland where a few residents of Deer Lagoon set out to create an environment for their own personal use and not share this natural resource with the sportsmen of Island County. It was a good appeal but not with solid facts. Of course, the commissioners went along with the lame information and against the sportsmen, their families and friends of this island who had been using the lagoon long before many of the residents moved to the island.

I remember many folks wearing camo hats at that hearing who are voting resident and maybe, just maybe, these votes were the ones who voted Mr. Dean out of office. As the old adage goes, “What goes around comes around.”

I know that my friends and other sportsmen and their families on Whidbey Island have a long memory, and I am sure that they will know what to do with their votes when the next election for commissioners of the old guard comes around.

Al Lindell

Coupeville

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