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DALTON: My Turn on target

| June 11, 2021 1:00 AM

A most interesting My Turn article in Saturday’s paper. The political situation in Dalton Gardens initiated it but it describes much about all of us.

What the Coeur d’Alene Press has printed previously on Dalton Gardens and elsewhere described a situation that involved personalities as much as politics in my opinion. It appears some of our leaders lack “leadership skills and a depth of caring for the people served.”

Rather than caring, many of our “elected officials whose agendas are deeply personal and have nothing to do with governing for the good of the whole” is an apparent problem. These are situations that must be corrected at the ballot box but at the same time may have been created at the ballot box.

No, this cannot be about a place. The solution can be found in the writer’s description of his father: “exceptional listening and analytical skills — traits we rarely see in elected officials today.”

He went on to say “he didn’t care much about your politics as long as you shared some common ground.”

I don’t know the writer nor had I met his father, although I certainly would have liked to have met him. If I could I would ask, “Darrell, what do you think we should do?”

PHIL WARD

Coeur d’Alene