Scott Tibbs
August 23, 2007

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Sabbagh supported for Mayor

To the editor:

Brad Devore (H-T, July 9) uses national issues, especially the war, to argue against electing David Sabbagh as Bloomington’s next mayor. The most obvious flaw in this argument is that when the city council considered a resolution against the war in Iraq, Sabbagh voted for it. Sabbagh has been a consistent critic of the war in Iraq for years. Where was Mark Kruzan when the council was considering this resolution?

It is silly and foolish to vote on local races based on national issues. I disagree with Sabbagh on the war, but that will not matter when I step into the voting booth this November. The question is which of the two candidates is more qualified to handle the brick and mortar issues that face city government. In my opinion, that candidate is David Sabbagh.

While I have disagreed with some of Sabbagh’s votes, I realize that the odds are against electing a truly conservative mayor. Nonetheless, Sabbagh understands the role of government much better than Kruzan, as shown by the fiasco in late 2005 and early 2006 when the city council attempted to dictate the design of a new CVS on North College. Kruzan supported this abuse of power.

Scott Tibbs