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Feedback: Don’t charge the Bulls

It was commendable for Frances Skinner to show her loyalty too Nancy Conard. When she calls our daughter-in-law of more than 25 years, and the mother of three of our 13 grandchildren, a loser, however, we must comment and point out that when she fires a broadside at someone in our family, she takes on the whole family.

First she throws accolades at Nancy Conard, and then she calls Chris and Gina losers. A trait she purportedly likes in Nancy but seems to practice the opposite herself.

Gina has raised three children to be good Christians and a credit to our society. She has also stuck by her man, and there too has been an example, recently celebrating their silver wedding anniversary. Gina is far from a loser. To the contrary, many people would say she would be looked on as an example.

Frances Skinner also called Rep. Chris Strow a loser. First of all, this evaluation of Chris could be described as bordering on the ridiculous, since Chris beat Nancy in the election, the last time we looked. I don’t know Chris very well, but we know his father Judge Strow, a former carrier naval aviator, a fellow Rotarian and friend. Judge Strow describes Chris as his best friend. We have four sons and we know that when a father says something like that about his son, that son had to have earned a commitment like that.

When Chris chose Gina as his legislative assistant, here too he showed he was a winner. Politicians all seem to say they need to be more bipartisan to get things done. Chris did the ultimate bipartisan gesture by putting a Democrat in his office for council and advice. I know Gina will continue to give Chris her honest opinions behind closed doors, but when the doors open, she will display complete loyalty to Chris, because that’s the way it is supposed to be.

Frances Skinner, you should remember what my daddy taught me the next time you get the urge to throw mud at someone. He said, “When you point your finger at someone, remember, you got three pointing back at ya.”

Diana and Lyle Bull

Oak Harbor

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