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Letter to the Editor: Politics at Fitzgibbon Hospital

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It was disturbing to see the ground breaking ceremony for the new addition to Fitzgibbon Hospital used for political purposes.

The question is raised, why was one candidate for Congress invited to participate in the ceremony and his opponent not invited? If candidate Emanuel Cleaver was asked to participate, fairness dictates that his opponent, Jacob Turk, should have been asked also.

Emanuel Cleaver is not our congressman, despite the pattern of community leaders shuttling him about the county as if that were the case. If organizers of the event felt the need for congressional representation at the ceremony, why not include our own representative, Vicky Hartzler?

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Re: Ms. Hartzler. She has clearly indicated that she has little interest in Marshall by largely remaining absent from Marshall during her term in the House of Representatives. She is a lame duck, nearing the end of her term, and exhibits a "why bother" attitude.

Perhaps she was invited, perhaps not. Whether, or not she was invited the outcome would have likely been the same; Ms. Hartzler...noteable for her absence.

-- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Wed, Oct 10, 2012, at 7:58 PM

People forget that Fitzgibbon Hospital is a private not-for-profit organization. Since they are not a public institution, they can invite anyone that that want to any event. You are the one who is bringing politics into what is just a ground breaking ceremony for the hospital.

-- Posted by Yepitsme on Wed, Oct 10, 2012, at 3:45 PM

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