Editor, Daily Nexus,

I would just like to point out the extreme hypocrisy and ignorance of Lammy Johnstone-Kockler’s statements regarding I.V. and the outcome of the recall campaign (“Marshall Keeps 3rd District,” Daily Nexus, Nov. 6, 2002).

She proclaims that I.V. should not be included in the decision process because it is comprised of only a square mile and is “making a decision for an area that’s bigger” – and she thinks this “fucking sucks.”

Well Lammy, first of all, I don’t feel that profanity helps your candidate win support and I hope that voters will remember this statement in 2004. Secondly, it’s interesting to note how quickly I.V. is turned on after actually helping to set the recall process in motion with that oh-so-honorable petition drive.

Finally, I would like to mention the small fact that although it’s only one square mile big, I.V. contains around 20,000 people and is one of the most densely populated areas in California. Saying that this many people should just mind their own business is very angering and undemocratic. We live here as much as anyone else does, and we deserve our say as much as anyone else does. These reasons alone disqualify Lammy’s statement, not to mention the benefits for the local economy from our consumption and the benefits for the world from our education.

I think you fucking suck, Lammy, and you can quote me on that.