Maybe not asking about that stuff was a condition of the interview.
I wouldn't justify what they may have said or done 35-40 yrs ago. But I wouldn't justify young people who became soldiers and killed people in wars "to fight for our freedom" either. Both were mistaken. Both thought they were doing the right thing, but innocent people died. I love a man who fought in a war, who shot a gun out into the invisible night in a far away jungle to fight for our freedom, who has turned his njghtmares into a life of conscious altruism. I can love these people too.
I've been in agreement with Darryl on many issues in the past, but he's wrong about David Kirby and Nancy Wilson. They are our two most experienced and dedicated board candidates and we are very fortunate that they are willing to run again. I worked for the Healthcare District during its most difficult time in the mid-90s. There were several factors that led to SHCHD's troubles at that time, many of which were common to the vast majority of rural hospitals trying to survive in our country's healthcare system. No doubt mistakes were made. But ultimately, had it not been for Wilson's and later Kirby's level-headed decision making, SHCHD could have very easily gone the way of rural hospitals all over the US - out of business. It would be great if Darryl, whose heart is in the right place, would use his considerable local fundraising and organizing talents to work with the board and the staff in a unifying way.
In Print This Week:
Dec 5, 2013
vol XXIV issue 49
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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