To the Editor:
Were Phil Reisman a reporter for your paper[ he is a columnist for The Journal News], it’s hard to imagine a scenario
under which the gist of his latest column, “Shameless Trio Tries to Take Down
Westchester D.A.,” could be reported as news. But I suppose columnists are
entitled to fits of fancy as opposed to reporting just the facts.
It is true that the Westchester Independence Party may endorse Tony Castro for
D.A. this time out.
In a very close call, last time we chose Janet DiFior
We believed her when she said she would be a fair and independent prosecutor
who would remain true to her principles.
We won’t be fooled again and you shouldn’t be either!
for political self-preservation – abandoned her independence and principles when
she switched her party allegiance without ever explaining why. At the press
conference announcing her change of political parties, she was warmly embraced
by the very public and party officials she is supposed to be keeping an eye on.
In a one-party county, shouldn’t the District Attorney maintain at least a
veneer of independence?
These facts and Ms. DiFior
record as District Attorney are what the Independence Party is focused on
during its designation process. Notwithstanding the incredible spin by Ms. DiFior
paid campaign consultant Michael Edelman – as parroted by columnist Phil
Reisman – it is the careful examination of the facts and her record by the
voters of Westchester County that will result in her failing to win reelection.
Chairman, Independence Party of Westchester County