Republican incubator |

Republican incubator

I’ve watched with dismay the ongoing witch hunt against Sierra College President Kevin Ramirez orchestrated by Aaron Klein. He has certainly made a name for himself.

With term limits, state assembly and senate candidates don’t have the luxury of relying on the recognition of their incumbency to maintain control of their district for their party. The Republican party has come up with an ingenious plan to incubate their chosen upstarts. They run a candidate for a local board and pump huge amounts of money into his campaign that is based on a red herring issue. The candidate throws excrement at the wall with the hope that someone might believe it. In the process, their candidate achieves widespread name recognition.

One might say this is just smart politics. It would be except for the public servants and taxpayers left in the wake. There has been no wrongdoing by Kevin Ramirez. He has received widespread support from the faculty and administration at Sierra College. If there had been wrongdoing he would not have received such a lucrative severance package.

This fiasco has cost the taxpayers and students hundreds of thousands of dollars as well tarnishing the good name of a dedicated public servant.

Ron Ramsey

Grass Valley

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