TV camera required?
I attended the Westmoreland County commissioner candidate forum sponsored by the Christian Coalition on Sept. 16. It was very informative. Sadly, the next morning’s article (” Home rule, fiscal plight key in debate “) did not reflect the level of expertise shown by Eugene Porterfield, Terry Marolt and Jim Gebicki.
These men deserve to be applauded for their coherent answers to tough questions. Tom Balya and Tom Ceraso did not attend. Mr. Ceraso did say he would likely attend next month’s meeting. Mr. Balya’s comments about television coverage were, well, strange.
Four years ago, with no TV coverage, he attended. He was given a respectful and even warm welcome. The Trib has been outspoken about the lack of public debate. Does it take a TV camera to make that happen?
I don’t have one. I do, however, have a vote, which I’ll be casting for two Republicans to take charge. After 50 years, everyone should give them a chance. They do hold elections every four years.