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?