Thursday, December 10, 2009
Its official folks, Ron Kim’s brother loves him.
Well I wasn’t going to comment on this Reader's View in the daily rag, but several of you sent me e-mails asking what I thought.
A family perspective of a public servant
Penned by Paul D. Kim, Leesburg, Va. Brother of Ron Kim.
Well it is a heart felt letter written by a loving brother. I have little doubt that Ron Kim is anything but a faithful husband, loving father, whose dog wages his tail at the mere mention of his name. This makes him a fine candidate for boy scout leader, but the fact my family loves me makes me no more qualified to be a surgeon than Kim’s family values make him qualified to run Public Safety.
His four years as Commissioner of Public Safety has been an unmitigated disaster for all involved. I don’t know if the man ever worker as a laborer or a service worker but I will tell you all of them feel they need more help and are overworked. Overtime is the bread and butter of the hourly worker and letting the Chiefs decide how much is needed is akin to leaving your car at Midas and telling the commission driven manager “Here buddy you’re the mechanic not me, see what my car could use and fix it, don’t worry about the cost someone else is paying for it and safety is all that matters to me.” It just won’t work.
Did you ever put yourself in your less well heeled neighbor’s shoes? Hey Volvo’s are safer than Escorts but we just can’t all afford them so don’t pass a law mandating we have to buy them.
You gave the police unrealistic expectations and left a demoralized force when your polices led to layoffs. Your message to them should have been pay cuts or jobs not sell the rec center and build a police palace. I could go on and no but the voters said it best when they rejected your hand picked successor and sent you packing by a tune of 1500 votes.
So here’s some free advice you won’t hear from your DFC cronies stay home Saturday. Leave the Democratic party go visit your brother in Virginia you’ve done enough damage for one year and my final word.
SWAT team for Saratoga? Bad idea even if it is a tourist friendly SWAT team.