In a recent Vero News editorial about the Three Corners Steering Committee nominees, two candidate were referred to as “has beens.” While the need for adding more youth is certainly called for, referring to experienced and qualified candidates as “has beens,” is a slap in the dignity of the over-50 generation as a whole. Certainly, Richard Winger, who has served three terms on City Council and as Mayor, is uniquely qualified to serve on the Steering Committee. Although Mark Mucher has not held elected office, he has been deeply involved in local politics during his 34 years as a resident of Vero Beach.
This is not meant as a criticism of the candidates who were selected at the last City Council meeting, nor of the selection process. It is a criticism of the Indian River Shores-based Vero News, never failing to take a mean-spirited poke at Vero Beach.
(Remember when its publisher wrote, “Three Corners is arguably even more stupid than the idiotic sobriquet, ‘Twin Pairs.’ His publication has since referred to Three Corners as ‘Centennial Place,’ his own choice of an idiotic sobriquet.)