I thought we had closed the door on Dana Cope until the Dec. 1 column “Could Cope still do good?” by Barry Saunders.
There were many victims of Cope’s exploits, including state employees making less than $25,000 a year. Cope’s speeches conjured up poor employees who couldn’t make ends meet while he lived high on the hog.
He didn’t live in a community surrounded by blue-collar state employees, his kids didn’t go to the same schools that members’ children attended. He wasn’t grounded in their world. He claimed to be the voice for the poor dispossessed state employees by highlighting pain that he didn’t feel.
SEANC members deserve a serious voice but not one with an uncontrollable appetite for caviar.
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Philip N. Henry