Not for Nutting

09/03/2014 10:09 AM

09/04/2014 11:14 AM

Re "Another Nutting for El Dorado Supervisor" (Endorsements, Sept. 3): Call it politically motivated, but Ray Nutting was convicted, and the appeals process confirmed those convictions in California. Mr. Nutting, to my knowledge, has lived comfortably off of inherited wealth, while billing himself for "clearing" his own land, then billing the government for those improvements. Legal? Perhaps. Ethical? Hardly. Attributing his convictions on bad paperwork is ridiculous.

At the same time, he espouses extreme politics. Do you think his business-owner wife holds any less extreme views? Doubtful. Mrs. Nutting's campaign posters touting clean government are especially rich. Had her husband followed the rules of clean government, he'd still be in office. Think she is going to be any cleaner?

Highly disappointing endorsement by The Bee. I hope the people of El Dorado County are smarter than the writer of this endorsement.

-- J. Thomas Dean, El Dorado Hills

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