By Ralph Mirsky
May 03, 2007
In light of Mr. Webb's statement directed at the residents of Ketchikan at the March school board meeting that dealt with Mr. Martins' firing where Mr. Webb challenged those that feared making statements to step forward and to get a back bone, stating that this is America and no one should fear intimidation or reprisal for stepping forward to speak their mind. This recent arrogant, immature gutter behavior on the part of Mr. Webb is inexcusable and this type of behavior by Mr. Webb cannot be excused by an apology. The bottom line is that he got out there with his blatant gesture and got busted. There was no denying what he did nor what he meant by the gesture and to now step forward and apologize is very much like a child getting busted for inappropriate behavior and then saying don't punish me, I'm sorry, I won't do it again.
And speaking of children, what does this type of behavior by a community leader tell the children and students of our school district? For a bit of an answer, read the comments on ketchikanunderground.com, the comments by these kids pretty much sum it all up.
Mr. Webb, I personally voted
for you, and to my chagrin I now know that I was wrong to do
so. Our children deserve ethical role models in the form of our
community leaders especially from our school board members. You
sir by bringing your gutter gesture to a public forum brings
rise to the epitome of unethical and unprofessional behavior
on the part of a public figure and you sir should immediately
resign your position on the school board or be fired. You Mr.
Webb, are by no means a role model for my children.
About: "Ketchikan resident, ten years. Small business owner and parent."
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