As I was reading this week's Beverly Review, I appreciated the letters regarding Alderman O'Shea's comment about debates being "silly." I'd like to thank Helen Mlynarski for her very candid letter and will quote a portion of it here.
"Frankly, I think debates are silly."
What type of statement is that, and what type of political official would make that statement?
Does it come from someone who is a political puppet and believes he has an election shored up because the voting public are sheep that don't want or can't understand the issues? A statement like that is a slap in the face to anyone who is offended by complacency.
Don't we deserve an alderman whose priorities represent the whole ward, not just the political machine? Having only one hour on Tuesday night for voters to hear what the candidates have to say is ridiculous. It's an insult to all who want to be informed and are not sheeple.
If you'd like to be informed, come to the candidate forum on Tuesday 1/27, 7:00 p.m. at Morgan Park High School, 1744 W. Pryor Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available in the school lot on Monterrey Ave.
More info here.