Several weeks ago town commissioners Dupont and Breimhurst were caught by another commissioner in what seemed to be misleading statements and lies around the business support they claimed for their massive cut to the town’s advertising budget. They chose to scold that peer commissioner for accusing them of lying about what was discussed in a meeting between them and two business owners.
Not two weeks later, during the April 27th meeting, commissioner Breimhurst began the meeting by reading a statement about having “misrepresented” what actually was discussed in that meeting with two business owners. Commissioner Dupont agreeing “wholeheartedly” with the statement. The statement contained an apology to the two business owners…twice…but there was no apology to the commissioner who originally pointed out their lie. Nor was there any apology to the residents for having lied to all of us about their plan. Instead, their statement seemed to be making excuses for their action. The statement itself seemed to be defending why they lied much more than apologizing for doing so.
The real question has to be “why did the commissioners need to lie about their plan?” The era of Alternative Facts is over, or it should be! We need political leadership that presents Real Facts. Anything less can not be trusted and is unacceptable.