I seem to have irritated a member of Rowlett's City Council. I received the following email from Tammy Dana-Bashion:
"Glad you fixed my name on your article. Not sure why the personal attack. Seems petty. Also please don't write that I am running for mayor when you have no knowledge of this."
I responded with the following email:
"So noted. Name was my bad. All else my opinion. I'll keep my opinions, thank you. Glad to have you as a reader." ______________________________________________________________________
Ms. Dana-Bashian again wrote:
"Well that certainly helps me solidify my opinion of you. I don't do public attacks and I certainly don't have the desire to deal with people who do."
Let's take a look at this exchange.
I acknowledged my bad about the name. I meant to use the name "Tammy," as I did earlier in the post. However, I have some friends named "Dana" and when I was typing out the post, knowing Tammy's last name was "Dana-Bashion", the name "Dana" just came thru my fingertips. I was in too big a hurry. I posted the article before I realized the mistake. When I later spotted the mistake, I changed it. Now, let's see. Just what about this is a public attack? It was sloppy to just use part of her hyphenated last name, but it was still her name. Is that a public attack?
The other thing I said was that she was going to run for mayor. Of course, that is my opinion. However, that opinion was based on a statement made by a trusted source that said Tammy made that statement in their presence. I will be most happy to depose that individual if the need ever arises. But, in any event, was this a public attack? Is the position of mayor so odorous that my opinion of running for mayor is a public attack? My goodness. Things are worse than I thought.
Unless accusing Ms. Dana-Bashion of reading my blog is a public attack, I can't think of any other commentary that was made in my email.
There is one more tiny weenie little thought. Did a setting member of Rowlett's City Council just announce that she didn't like dealing with citizens whose opinion differs from hers? That's a pretty slippery slope.
I think we just got a glimpse of a pretty thin-skinned elitist.