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Mick is the one

Dear Editor:

The challengers in the Aspen mayoral race tout their common sense, business acumen, respect for the private sector, affability and unlimited visionary capabilities. All three believe in their sincerity and are running against the incumbent’s irascibility and the council’s so-called inhospitableness (code for not OK’ing big developments).

Andrew “I’ll-take-any-office” Kole will keep trying because he’s uncomfortable with obscurity. Aspen greenhorn Marilyn Marks, reminiscent of the Mary and General Martin recall-’em-all gadflies of the ’80s, floods the mix with specious fault demagoguery and says that only she can run the city like a trucking company CEO. While LJ Erspamer, who has the local credentials and real-life experience to be a mayor, needs more than a platform based on reactive cordiality.

Only Mick Ireland ” a super-sized Aspen character and an indefatigable policy wonk with bad hair, in whom anyone can find a character flaw (check yourself for blemishes and beware of single-issue voting) ” understands the historical Paepcke vision of Aspen, gives more than tokenism to green sustainability, and will keep greed at bay.

Vote for Mick.

Tim Cooney


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