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An attempt at transparency

Dear Editor:

Yes, it’s true. Mick Ireland didn’t disclose the fact that his niece had gotten a scholarship from the Aspen Art Museum. No, that story was leaked to Ms. Marks, Mr. Kole and everyone present at a City Council meeting by myself, Katie’s mom. In an attempt to be transparent, I mentioned the scholarship, while giving my reasons for supporting the proposed new art museum.

Kate and Jack Bird, like the rest of us, didn’t get to pick their relatives, but they do have the good fortune to have Mick Ireland as their uncle. Much of my life’s philosophy has been influenced by the qualities that I’ve witnessed in my brother, Mick. Honesty, dedication to principles, hard work and the common good are some traits of Mick’s that I’ve benefited from. I feel fortunate to have had my children exposed to them as well.

If this “throw garbage at the wall and see if it sticks” strategy is Ms. Marks’ and Mr. Kole’s idea of a “civil” campaign, thanks, but no thanks.

Molly Ireland

Aspen


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