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Let’s wait and see

December 5, 2013

To the editor: So many letters lately for Trey Radel to resign. Sometimes someone will fall from grace, get help and come back a better person. Let’s wait and see....

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JulieStevens

Dec-07-13 2:02 PM

Interesting that Loibl should bring Patrick Kennedy into the situation. There's an article in this week's New Yorker about the side effects of Ambien, among other sleep aids. The article specifically mentions Kennedy's situation. I'm not excusing him, but the statistics on sleeping aids are pretty frightening, as are the effects of not being able to sleep. Whole different ball game from ongoing cocaine use which, by the way, I do NOT consider to be a "medical" problem.

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Lolita

Dec-07-13 12:56 PM

Right now, South West Florida has no representation and, as such, no vote. Wonderful world of politics. Keep not going to the polls and this is what we all get.

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KirstenThompson

Dec-06-13 5:46 AM

Two other differences stand out. First, Kennedy had different constituents than Radel. The residents of Rhode Island may have been willing to overlook the incident; residents of SWFL are not. Second, the 2013 political climate is different than it was in 2006. It has only been in recent years that the public has gotten fed up with politicians and have become more adamant about holding them accountable.

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Disgusted1

Dec-06-13 1:04 AM

Kennedy didn't buy an illegal drug, in the open, from someone he had just met and then invite that person to his house to share in the goodies. On the Dumb Factor alone, he needs to go. Unlike Kennedy, Radel didn't "admit" he had a problem until he got caught red-handed. Two factors that make comparisons of these two situations kind of like comparing cucumbers and elephants.

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lightswitch

Dec-05-13 11:39 PM

I am not concerned about his medical care that are paid for by tax dollars. He has that coming to him and it is the very least we can do to see he gets the help he needs.

But we do not need him telling us what his terms are. Sorry he is not fit to serve in the capacity of any Congressional Representative I want voting in the House of Representatives for District 19. Face facts we pay millions of dollars to "fight crime drugs being a large portion of the crime statistics. Can he come back maybe, but not without constant drug and alcohol tests. But look at it this way many of the voters including myself did not vote for him when he won not knowing what we know now. I won't be voting for him when and if he runs again and that is my voting right. So hopefully he is straightened out and gets back into radio entertainment or something else he would choose.

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JustanotherBill

Dec-05-13 9:43 PM

We deserve a representative that is on the top of their game not at the bottom as he admitted. I wish him the best on his recovery but he is not up to the task of representing us. Don’t forget we are all a product of our own decisions. He made his decisions now he is facing the consequences. If he were a police officer, teacher, fire fighter or any other non-elected official he would have been fired. He needs to resign.

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