Drunk driving letter was political
Apr 03, 2007 | 630 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

This is in response to a letter written by Stan Grossbard which was recently referenced in Al Sullivan's column. In response to Terry LaBruno's letter written in support of Mr. Campos, Mr. Grossbard wrote that he believed the unfortunate death of his father was the result of a "hit and drunk driver."

I ask, what really was the purpose of his letter? Let us look at some of the facts: The wife of Mr. Grossbard is Dawn Zimmer, a candidate opposing Councilman Campos. Councilman Campos has been charged with DWI in New York City to which charge he pleaded not guilty. The unfortunate incident involving the father of Mr. Grossbard happened more than a year ago. No one was ever arrested, or detained for that matter; therefore, there is no basis for Mr. Grossbard to conclude that the person who hit his father was drinking and driving.

The question is why did Mr. Grossbard suddenly, after one year, decide to share his belief about his father's terrible accident? Was the letter written because his wife is a candidate in the upcoming election and was he trying to use his father's incident to gain sympathy and votes for his wife?

What happened to the father of Mr. Grossbard was tragic. However, to use such a tragedy for political gain does not speak much for the character of Mr. Grossbard or his candidate wife who had to have knowledge of and give her consent to such a letter.

Whatever the outcome of the personal matter involving Chris Campos we know this, his character will continue to remain beyond reproach.

Ellen LoPresto
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