To the editor,
Ending the political gridlock in St. Paul is a critical issue of this election year.
Because I want to elect someone who will not further feed into this political standoff, I cannot cast my vote for Roz Peterson.
In the past week I have seen on multiple outlets, both local and national, the way that Peterson deals with those she disagrees with. The video of her calling the Governor “mentally unstable” was not only disrespectful but is not fitting of the kind of person I want representing me and the community I call home.
I believe that if Peterson were serious about serving our district, rather than furthering her political career, she would have thought twice before hurling such personal attacks. She was willing to compromise her standing with the Governor—whom she will be forced to negotiate with on the issues that affect our community—in order to please her party’s base.
Furthermore, she has been endorsed by the ultra-conservative Tea Party that has had a history of resisting bi-partisan compromise. Her willingness to throw offensive remarks at those she disagrees with coupled with her Tea Party endorsement makes me wonder if she’s just another Michelle Bachmann in training.
It doesn’t seem that Roz Peterson has the temperament or the desire to work with those she disagrees with to find common ground.
Vote NO on Roz Peterson!
Gayle Peterson, Burnsville
About this column: This is a letter to the editor of Burnsville Patch and all opinions reflect those of the author alone.