Letters to the Editor

At least we spelled his name correctly

Dear Editor,

I love The Statesman — it’s topical, informative and highly accurate. So I was surprised to read in a recent edition (March 26, 2010) this quote from our state Senate president on John Suthers’ pointless, partisan attack on the recent health care reform bill: “I’m disappointed that the Attorney General is choosing to use state resources in needless litigation,” added Senate President Brandon Shaffer, D-Fort Collins.

I agree with the quote whole-heartedly. What surprised me is that Shaffer has apparently been traded from Longmont to Fort Collins, to join our stellar team of Sen. Bob Bacon and Reps. John Kefalas and Randy Fischer. Did we give up future draft picks, or were we able to pawn off Sen. Kevin Lundberg and a crate of tea bags on our unsuspecting neighbors in Boulder County?

Keep up the good work.

Eric Fried
Really from Fort Collins

Editor’s Note: Our mistake. We know Sen. Shaffer is from Longmont and now, thanks to you, our readers are fully aware.