Letter to the Editor

No contrition

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Dear Editor,

From where I stand I do believe Mr. McNutt is more confrontational than contrite.

I do not think he is contrite at all. His natural arrogance shows through when he is put under pressure and shown by his actions on the day of the bus confrontation.

Also, I see the McCook Gazette is helping with trying to defuse the situation on going along with He didn’t “throw” the rake “he slid it” under the bus.

Just changing that little phrase makes it sound much harmless. The man has no business being a County Commissioner or a county employee. If he had any principles he would do both but I don’t think his arrogance will let him.

And shame on our County Sheriff Mr. Kotschwar for his feet dragging. If you’re going to protect your buddy then just do it instead of this still under investigation farce.

There is no law and order in Red Willow County unless you’re a nobody and have no friends in the Sheriff’s office.

Andrew White

Bartley, Neb.

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  • This has been quite the interesting incident, as a lot of those involving this area seem to evolve into bizarre events eventually. As an outside observer, it seems that Mr.McNutt could have taken the latest popular route and proclaimed this a “WITCH HUNT”. However he took a more honorable route and apologized rather than denying his involvement. As far as the semantics on whether or not the rake was thrown or slid, the Gazettes article published on 5/15 stated in the first paragraph that the incident involved the question of a rake being thrown at the bus. Later on in the article, the reference to the rake being slid was in quotation marks and cited Mr McNutt who was again issuing an apology for his involvment To me the Gazette took the proper route by not changing his quote. Just making an observation from afar, but the bizarre element in this event to me is that he is not denying his responsibility and dragging this out for as long as possible, in the hope that the now popular “Witch Hunt” defense would eventually relieve him of all responsibility. While this episode could have ended with dire results, the truth is that thankfully no one was injured.

    -- Posted by nebraskamike on Wed, May 30, 2018, at 3:01 PM
  • This is for Nebraska mike -- " While this episode could have ended with dire results, the truth is that thankfully no one was injured " This is like saying that if someone drives drunk its ok as long as no one gets hurt. Or - if someone is caught drunk driving, its enough that they act humble and apologetic. The problem is that throwing a rake like that is endangering anyone in the area. Including himself. You don't know where that rake is going.

    -- Posted by bob s on Wed, May 30, 2018, at 10:22 PM
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