Mr. John Murtagh:
Last night at the Mohegan Heights Civic Assoc. candidates’ night you made a comment towards me which that confirms your arrogant, condescending, pompous, ignorant attitude towards other people.
While I was speaking your cell phone rang aloud. I deferred for a moment, so that you could silence it. You then looked at your phone and said to me before the entire audience:
“It’s your wife. She wants you to go home.”
This bizarre statement, patently false, demonstrates a serious flaw in your character, which has been observed by many during your time in public life. Many have called you arrogant, rude, condescending, pompous, demeaning and insulting. Your comment certifies all of those appellations.
Obviously, you were annoyed that you had to turn off your cell phone, a gesture which others might consider common courtesy at a public forum. Yet, with indignity, you lashed out bringing a member of my family, into an insult directed at me.
By the way, don’t flatter yourself. Julie is way out of your league. You are probably one of the last people who would be honored to receive a phone call from her. Rest assured, however, that you insulted her, as well, in making the absurd statement.
You show that you have little regard or sensitivity for others unless they bow to you. How dare anyone challenge you or disagree with you?
The conclusion to be drawn is that you are unfit to be a public servant. You have little ability to care for people. If you can make such a sexist, insulting statement in a public forum to a peer or an elder, how could you sincerely have any desire to respect a constituency? You are unable to view others, except as inferior to you.
Members of the audience approached ma at the conclusion and expressed their outrage at your statement and conduct.
Your recent political mail had the theme of what nice words people use to describe you. You falsely complimented yourself by issuing that literature.
You also omitted one thing that many people do say to describe you:
“You are a Pompous Ass”.
No apology would be accepted, since it is sure to be insincere and vacant.