Topic: Rob Holland
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February 24, 2013 at 7:00 AM
Times demonstrates watchdog capability
When the Seattle P-I stopped print circulation, I worried that the city wouldn’t have sufficient watchdog capability, but The Seattle Times has reassured me on more than one occasion.
I was appalled to see so-called public servants slam The Times and Danny Westneat for telling the truth about one of their number, Port Commissioner Rob Holland [“Holland’s blame game well-liked,” NWWednesday, Feb. 20]. Perhaps they’re all tarred with the same brush. They are probably the kind of people who, given the chance to be a dictator, would immediately shut down the press.
I’m outraged by their response. It’s a sad reflection on the character of those who aspire to elected office these days.
Thank heaven for the First Amendment and a free press, without which we would not be a free people.
–Walter Marquardt, Seattle
February 22, 2013 at 7:00 AM
Supporters of Holland show low standards
I read the Danny Westneat column and could not believe the low standards of our elected officials [“Holland’s blame game well-liked,” NWWednesday, Feb. 20]. The fact that Port Commissioner John Creighton and Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien blame The Times for Holland’s resignation is appalling.
Holland should have been fired. If these people see no problems with Holland’s behavior then they must have similar standards. Maybe their expense reports and other actions should be audited. At the very least, we should not re-elect them in the future.
–Larry Vanselow, Seattle
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