Letter: Make way for ducklings
Re “Police calls over duck incident released” (Nashua Telegraph article, Monitor Local & State section, Jan. 16):
What a scene it must have been! Whether through careless disregard or drunken indifference, Democratic state representative David Campbell motors his way through a parking lot one night and flattens a fistful of ducks. All this in front of shocked and outraged bystanders. After the dust settled, it now appears he may have been guilty of drunken driving, destruction of state property (the ducks), fleeing the scene and lying to authorities about his alcohol consumption. Great.
Enter Nashua Police Commissioner Tom Pappas, his “friend.” It now appears Pappas attempted to pull the levers of his office and cover up Campbell’s misdeeds by delaying the surrender of his “friend” to authorities until the next day – presumably until Campbell had sobered up. With lightning speed, judicial action renders a token fine while the investigation is still under way, and Campbell attempts to buy a get-out-of-jail-free card from the Audubon Society. What a scene indeed!
Now that these two jokers have thoroughly humiliated themselves on the public stage, it is time for them to get off it, and resign with what little integrity they have left. The citizens of New Hampshire deserve better representation. Certainly the ducks deserved better.
GARY C. COORSSEN