I live in the county and do not vote in the city elections, but am a proud registered Republican. In Ken Sain’s column he filled six paragraphs regarding Jim Jones, the murderer of hundreds of people in Guyana in 1978.
I also wondered how so many could drink the Kool-Aid. Following paragraphs centered on Greg Mengarelli’s stating he was a Republican in a non-partisan election. I heard an interview on the local radio station and he addressed why he did that. It didn’t satisfy Sain, so he took the advantage of writing about it in his column.
He did state that Mengarell seemed like a nice and honorable guy. How can any rational person think it’s appropriate to mention these two in the same article? They have ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with each other – one was a psychotic murderer the other a citizen who ran for public office. In paragraph 8, Sain states he was insulted by Mengarelli stating his political affiliation.
Sain may not drink the Kool-Aid, but he also does not drink from the well of fairness. I believe Sain wanted to put into the reader’s mind that Jones, Mengarelli and voters have some type of equivalency – that they are Kool-Aid drinkers. Well, I don’t drink the Kool-Aid and think most of the Courier readers don’t either. I think we citizens of Yavapai County should expect and demand a higher quality of editorial writing.
Judi Kay Williams