Letter: The Bosse agenda
I was surprised to open up the Viewpoints section of the Dec. 30 Sunday Monitor and find an extensive piece with giant numbers and extra-large print penned by Grant Bosse (“13 to watch”). It was presented as a New Year’s op-ed about 13 issues facing our state over the next year. However, it was really 13 right-wing talking points seemingly addressed to other right-wing Republicans representing their partisan and divisive agenda; the very agenda that the voters just repudiated in this past election.
I wouldn’t have minded seeing the piece if there had been a counterpoint article written by a Democrat or maybe a panel of, let’s say, five respected people of various viewpoints giving their ideas of things to look for in the coming year. However, handing this over to a person who is essentially a right-wing ideologue and giving it such a prominent play in your paper is quite disappointing.
The only thing I learned from the article is the 13 things buzzing around inside Bosse’s head, not an agreed upon legislative agenda that reflects the priorities or concerns of the majority of people and leaders in this state. I expect better from the Monitor.