The N&O write-up on the endorsement of Linda Coleman by Dana Cope and the State Employees Association was a waste of perfectly good newspaper. I am baffled by Cope’s referring to Dan Forest as an extremist because the most notorious memory I have of Cope is the time he was speaking at a rally on the Legislative Plaza and referred to the legislators passing by as “cockroaches.”
Cope has had some “extreme” personal financial problems in the past. I also recall his being escorted from the Legislative Building by police.
I am a state employee, and I do not belong to this association because I have never seen any benefit. I think dues to this organization would be better spent on stationery, envelopes and postage to write the legislators.
As for this political endorsement, I am reminded of a “Seinfeld” episode in which George one day decided to do the opposite and it worked out well.
John Hamilton, Raleigh