Thursday, May 22, 2008
Letter to the Editor, Merced Sun-Star
It must have been a slow news day for the Merced County Farm Bureau News; the banner headline read: “Farm Bureau Board of Directors Unanimously Support Longtime Champion of Agriculture”.
This endorsement in the District 4 County Supervisors’ race prompted several subscribers to toss the newspaper, unread, into the trash. At least one Farm Bureau member canceled her long-time Farm Bureau membership in disgust. I called the State FB legal office in Sacramento to ask if they condoned this situation.