Double standard? |

Double standard?

Dear Editor:

As reported by the Aspen Daily News (March 21, 2011), Elizabeth Milias has offered to run a “negative” campaign (using unreported, “anonymous” donations), so someone else can then run a “positive” campaign against incumbent Mayor Mick Ireland. “They don’t have to go negative,” Milias told the ADN reporter. “I will do that [read: for them].”

Putting aside the legal, ethical and moral issues of any candidate potentially benefitting from Milias’ endeavor (and her prominent middle-finger in connection with election transparency and reporting requirements), does anyone else see the irony(ies) here?

Marcella Larsen

Unincorporated Pitkin County

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