Storseth an engaged, involved representative, says reader
To the Editor:
I am writing in response to a letter to the editor you published in the paper in relation to MP Brian Storseth from a Matthew Preston, who made the suggestion Storseth is “disengaged.” I want to comment that I was offended you chose to print this, bordering on slanderous, and with an obvious attempt to belittle Storseth, and with a not so hidden agenda. (This letter writer sounds like a Danyluk supporter with sour grapes).
I was very much hit with an impression that this gentleman was writing to tell us more so how smart and wonderful he is rather than for any true concern to the engagement of the government, or I think he would have gracefully thanked Storseth for fighting for the freedom of speech laws he has worked so hard on over the past few years… ironically working to give Preston the freedom even to write such a letter rather than criticizing him over a provincial issue (emergency services). Unengaged members of government don’t often get private bills passed.
Those who have to belittle others to make themselves appear smart will always exist, and I am sure Storseth will handle this with the grace he always conducts his business with, and continue to fight for our freedoms and rights, despite those thankless few who criticize the manner he does it with. To be fair, perhaps the gentleman in question should try engage in the political battle first, and then make his own opinions on where Storseth spends his time, rather than quoting his precious textbooks.
Every elected member of our federal and provincial governments, whether Wildrose, Conservative, Liberal or Green, should have the opportunity to speak to, support and work with each other. I would be disappointed if Storseth and others didn’t, and I think Preston’s close-minded, protectionist approach is in violation of our democratic values.
Storseth sees things based on merit, not party color, and serves us better for it. Hopefully more members will begin to stand up with as much fortitude. Thanks for your time.
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