EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

December 4, 2013

Letter: Sullivan's comment shows a lack of class


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — To the editor:

Imagine this if you will. I’m a woman and you’re a man. We’re supposed to be working together to make New Hampshire a better place. We’re supposed to co-operate. We may disagree from time to time, but that’s how it goes in the real world.

But one day you become green with envy. You let your true feelings flow through your fingertips out to the whole world on Twitter by posting this about me: “She’s Al Baldasarro (sic) in stiletto heels, a lightweight and O’Brien clone.”

What kind of man would do that? If you were married to this man, would you be happy with him? How many nights would you make him sleep on the couch?

If you were this man’s daughter, would you be proud of your daddy? Would you want him to walk you down the aisle arm in arm surrounded by other women?

If you were this man’s pastor, would you mention him in a sermon holding him up as a great moral example others should follow?

Democratic state Rep. Peter Sullivan said those disparaging comments about Republican state Rep. Marilinda Garcia just after she announced she’s running for Congress. The best thing you can say about Peter Sullivan is he’s a cad.

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of politicians who have no class and are sexist. I’m not a trained psychologist, but Rep. Sullivan’s tweet drips of professional envy.

How many women out there are going to rise up and demand an apology from Rep. Sullivan? Or don’t you care? Are you going to let him get away with this? If you remain quiet, then don’t get upset when men treat you like a throw rug and walk all over you.

Tim Carter

Meredith