To the Editor,

One day last week I wore a Polo shirt to work. I had a meeting to attend and so I dressed better than usual. While speaking with my workers about the painting I had scheduled, one of my guys pressed the paint spray gun and paint went all over that $65 shirt. I was a little disturbed, but I should have known better. I put myself in the position of what ultimately happened. I really wasnít surprised because paint and dirt usually jump on me when Iím around it. †

I read the letter that TJ Fabby wrote about the defeat he suffered in the latest election. I met Mr. Fabby. I voted for him a few years ago. This time because I know John Wray and because of his education, experience and friendship, I voted for him. I communicated with John about his success in the election and he was very humbly pleased with the result of the election and his win.

Surely, Mr. Fabby should have expected that if you are around politics very long, everything you say can and will be used against you in the court of public opinion (yes I borrowed that).† Were some of the mail outs cutting? Yes. Were they to the point? Sure. Itís just politics as usual. Donít get around the paint if you donít want some on you, and donít get into politics if you donít expect to have to face the music. If mail outs bother you that much, Austin would have really been an eye opener because politics there is hardball. So in as much as I enjoyed my conversation with Mr. Fabby some time ago, after reading his letter, I am even more convinced that I made the right choice. John Wray has demonstrated class and character in his win. Someone should have cautioned Mr. Fabby about writing a letter of this nature.

When I washed the shirt with the paint on it, it didnít come clean. The paint was permanent.† I could have whined about it, but I didnít. I learned a lesson and moved on.

H. Lynn Fontenot,