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Divisive rhetoric

Nate Beason’s advertising materials present him as a reasonable man. But it is difficult to reconcile this Beason with the man who wrote columns in this newspaper demeaning those in supervisorial positions with whose perspectives he disagreed (i.e. Sept. 28, 2002: “We have the RQC’s chief apologist for its leftist and left-leaning functionaries on the BOS spewing, to wretched excess, the same old misleading nonsense.”)

What our county needs is a supervisor who will build consensus, not one whose rhetoric will divide us further. If Beason is not a wolf in sheep’s clothing, running on popular platforms to get into office where he will sing a different tune and dance to different pipers, he should qualify his previous positions. He accuses Diaz of mudslinging by taking these comments out of context, but he is changing the subject. Reading them in context does not make them more palatable.

Ironically, Beason has been moved to espouse several positions that have consistently been Diaz’s. But Diaz’s committed stance has not wavered. Olivia will defend our environment, curb sprawl, encourage arts and education, stand up for the small business owner. Above all, she will build sorely needed consensus. Vote for Olivia.

Sands Hall

Nevada City

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