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Disturbed by Gasser

Published: Friday, April 4, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

A recent letter urged voters to know the candidates asking for their votes.

The primary is over. I saw Kate Tremont’s letter (“Beware of local tea party,” March 19) about Andrew Breitbart and Andrew Gasser, who won the Republican slot for County Board in District 1.

Curious about Gasser’s attachment to Breitbart, I went to Gasser’s website. I read, “Andrew Breitbart lives here!” I went to investigate Andrew Breitbart. I was disturbed by what I found.

Breitbart, a self-professed, very right wing media watchdog, actually wrote of the great Sen. Edward Kennedy immediately after his passing that he was a “villain,” a “duplicitous bastard,” and “a special pile of human excrement.” There were other quotes unfit to print in this newspaper.

Before he died, Breitbart also was an Obama conspirator and “birther.” There’s more information about him, and it’s stunning. I find it disturbing, and it makes me angry to think that any party in my county would actually offer someone forward such as Gasser or anyone as a candidate with these avowed political values.

Obviously Andrew Gasser is proud to announce on his website that he identifies with Andrew Breitbart and his crazy messages. Is this a joke? Has the Republican party in McHenry County completely lost its collective mind?

Please do as I did.

You have to vet all candidates asking for your vote because clearly, at least in this case, the Republican Party did not, or, by association, endorses the values Andrew Gasser embraces.

John-Peter Creighton


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