My daddy always told me "if you can't say something nice about someone, just don't say anything at all."
Well, bless her heart, Pat Whitesel must not have been taught this because she sure did spew out a lot of hateful words about Frank Brunner in her Aug. 6 letter to the editor. My, my and all of that just because Mr. Brunner is in a political race for a seat on the school board.
Perhaps she said those things because she couldn't think of something nice to say about the incumbent. Now I wouldn't want to indicate that I can determine what is in another person's heart and mind or what motivates them to do and say the things they do and say.
But then Ms. Whitesel did say she understands why Mr. Brunner says and does things and that she knows what he does and doesn't care about. Maybe she has a special gift and can determine other people's thoughts, feelings and motives.
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If so, it would be great to let her tell us all the candidates' true motives and feelings. That would certainly make things easier during elections, and we wouldn't have to have so many ugly letters written about the candidates, we could just have Ms. Whitesel tell us who to vote for.
Then we could become a community of civility and manners where people treat each other with respect and dignity instead of resorting to angry tirades and personal assaults on the character of others just because we disagree with them.
Think of all the positive things we could accomplish in our lovely community if people would just treat others the way they would like to be treated.
Minnie Justice King, Retired Elementary Principal Bradenton