Resigned trustee tilting at windmills

Re: Trustee resignation unfortunate for community, Guest Comment, Dec. 8.

To the Editor,

Re: Trustee resignation unfortunate for community, Guest Comment, Dec. 8.

The writer attempts to defend the actions of Donna Allen in resigning her position by waxing eloquent about her past contributions to the community, and by attacking the newly elected Bill Bard as a reprobate not worthy of the position.

Her past record notwithstanding, it is Allen who has chosen to abandon her post to tilt at windmills, while the duly sworn in Bard prepares to deal with the issues for which he was elected.

No amount of double talk or hastily constructed straw men can disguise the fact that it is Allen who let us all down by fabricating this ignominious crusade, and then throwing up her hands at the unnecessary costs of a byelection which our school district can ill-afford.

Perhaps Allen would, in her now spare time, deem to contribute to the various fun fairs, bake sales and other frequent activities needed to partly offset the costs of her folly.

John LeGrow

Nanaimo