Friday, July 20, 2007

this local politician "has" an education...

Three readers: Pat, Amanda and Brad all sent me a link to the smoking gun which features a letter written by a Cleveland counsilman to a drug dealer who was arrested in his neighborhood.

It is littered with unnecessary quotation marks; Pat chooses "You are a 'thug'" as a favorite. I'm also fond of the part about Mr Winston's "stupid 'ass'" especially since it comes after the part about "your so-called friends" (no quotation marks when the ironic use would be appropriate.)

Also, I'm usually just the quotation marks police, and leave other people's writing style alone. Well, on this blog anyway, but I can't let "your dumb stupid ass" go by without a comment about the redundancy and lack of creativity here...

5 comments:

Jeff said...

Maybe "Not For Losers!" is the NFL's slogan?

samati said...

beat me to it! this letter is awesome.

Kristin said...

Oh, the, comma, faults! Maybe the Councilman should have stayed in school, too.

idontblog said...

Rovers Morning Glory, RMG, did a bit on this guy. He regularly sends these letters to repeat offenders. Bad punctuation or not someone needs to give these criminals a swift kick!

Anonymous said...

Pretty unprofessionally, really. He could have found a "better" way to chastise this troubled young man.