Letter: Sanborn’s language was beyond the pale
I take issue with Sen. Andy Sanborn’s use of the word “enemy” to describe Gov. Maggie Hassan at the New Hampshire State Republican Committee’s annual meeting (“N.H. GOP picks Horn as leader,” Sunday Monitor, Jan. 27). It goes beyond the pale.
I have signed on to a bill sponsored by Sanborn which would reimburse towns for nonpayment of flood control mitigation money owed by Massachusetts. I did not consider Sanborn an “enemy” but rather an ally on an issue we both feel strongly about.
I am sure we will disagree on many things in the future, but I would respectfully advise my Republican and Democratic colleagues to refrain from the use of insulting language.
I understand calling the Taliban and al-Qaida enemies, but I am sure the senator did not intend to equate them with our freely elected governor.
We must be careful of the language we use and respectful of one another. That is what the voters want us to do.
Rep. MARIO RATZKI