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ETHICS: Boe stories bloated with false innuendo

Letter by Dane Gregory Meyer, Tacoma on June 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm with 4 Comments »
June 10, 2010 12:56 pm

Re: “Firm’s ties to Boe stronger than known” (TNT, 6-10).

Opening up the paper this morning I am surprised to see another headline with David Boe’s name, another story suggesting dishonesty. I am frankly bewildered.

As a friend of Boe’s for the past 17 years, I know him to be a person who speaks his mind and without mincing words. If he says the new Cheney Stadium plan looks like an office park with a ballfield attached to it, then that is exactly what he thinks. He is also an honest man with strong opinions and a strong sense of integrity.

To suggest that his ties to Wade Perrow Construction would cause him to act unethically is ridiculous. My guess is that the paper is struggling and needs to sell its wares. Those who agree to take leading roles in our community are easy targets who pay the price, with erroneous innuendo perpetrated by your enterprise.

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  1. tacomascene says:

    Purported clandestine operations help sell newspapers as did the hyped-up credible backup plan that BP had for possible oil spillage in the Gulf sell its wares to an inefficient federal bureaucracy.

    It is turning out that every man, woman and child must scrutinize, with suspect ability, everything that he, she or it hears or reads anything about; and that pertains to anything and everything, whether from governmental sources or not.

    Oh, wait a minute…… especially from governmental sources.

    Believe nothing that you read and only half of what you see ~~ except for this reply.

  2. BigSwingingRichard says:

    I do not know Mr Boe, however, I have to question his “personal integrity”. He voted against the winning design when he had a professional and financial interest with a competing bid. Then, he said he was in disagreement with the declaration against Arizona’s attempt to protect it’s own citizens against illegal aliens, yet he voted to “abstain” when it was his turn to vote, twice.

    In my mind he is zero for two in the “integrity” department.

    He appears to be a typical politically driven guy who votes for what best benefits him, not the people who elected him.

  3. Did the ethics committee know about his “more significant involvement,” as the story puts it, when they absolved him of wrongdoing.

  4. staycool says:

    When the city attorney or designate advised Mr. Boe he was not in conflict of interest that should have settled the question. Perhaps his sin is not being learned in the fact of needing to cover his behind even though he has the city’s legal okay.

    It’s nice to have a Council person who is not a career politician or a politician wannabe.

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