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Distorted attack column just a sign of desperation

Henri Stone

Dist-ortions, half-truths and outright lies seem to be the tactics of choice for those whose own message and vision is so uncompelling as to be irrelevant.

Ross Palmer’s tirade (Vail Daily 10/29/02) directed at my husband and me was so off-the-wall that reasoned voters could hardly take him seriously.

Further, Mr. Palmer, the “expert” from Washington, D.C., is a paid political consultant working for the Democratic Party’s efforts to elect Gerry Sandberg.

Palmer’s piece should have been headlined: “Paid Political Advertisement” and not allowed space on the opinion page.

As of mid-morning Tuesday, I have received in excess of 50 telephone calls expressing outrage at the Palmer piece. To those of you have called, thank you for your concern and overwhelming support.

In summary, we can all be proud of what has been accomplished in Eagle County over the past four years.

By continuing to work together toward a better valley, we will build a community second to none in the country – a diverse community of individuals and interest where everyone is made to feel listened to and welcome.

By re-electing Tom Stone to another term, successes of the past four years will be multiplied in many ways.

Be certain to get out and vote on Nov. 5, or mail in your absentee ballot if you will be out of town.

It is your valley that is at stake.

Henri K. Stone is the chairwoman of the 2nd Congressional District Republican Party.

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