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Re: “Letters to the Editor: November 2, 2016

The follow-the-money letter is hard to follow. The writer grumbles about receiving political mailers from lackeys/handlers of Lynda Hopkins. What he means is that he got some mail from an independent political committee that Hopkins has no control over; Noreen Evans has verified that reality in regard to independent groups supporting her.

However, the letter oddly refers to lackeys/handlers. A lackey is a manservant, houseboy, or a flunky; while a handler in this context would be a person who actually manages a political candidate. The metaphors are thus confusingly mixed.

The rest of the letter is short on substance but full of fallacy and incivility. Eric Koenigshofer, who supports Hopkins, is effectively labeled a pig, and Lynda Hopkins is called a toady. The first epithet is uncivil, and the second is sexist. Why does the writer feel the need to resort to the fallacies known as ad hominem attacks and guilt by association?

Lynda Hopkins is no toady. She is a strong woman who will serve the best interests of the entire Fifth District as our next supervisor.

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Posted by Mark Tansil on 11/02/2016 at 1:56 PM

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