Jackson Resident Questions School Board Candidate’s Public Writings
Letter to the Editor,
This year, a few Jackson Schools Board of Education members are asking Jackson residents to be re-elected to office. Almost all are qualified individuals and all are worthy of support by the town’s residents. There is one that I feel does not deserve a second chance, because moral character is something that is sorely needed in all elected duties.
Understood, politicians are people and they face the same daily problems we all do. The same frustrations, the same angers and they all live in the same Jackson we live in. We’re all human. There are times in life when you need to represent yourself in a professional manner, especially if you hold public office.
Tracey Murnane, is one person who should consider another path of community service, because I don’t feel she is deserving of representing my children or my neighbors children.
Murnane operates a blog called “Catootes” and gives the public a chance to peel back what we see of her as she sits on the board. She also serves as Vice President of our school board and is next in line to be school board president.
First, let me share with you her blog: You can read passages from this Google search here.
here are some excerpts:
Tracey Murnane on Her Neighbor:
“I’ve held off complaining about the Asshat neighbor, he of the continuous fireworks noise, and his recent disregard of neighborly boundaries …Waving my arms, yelling DUDE, WHAT THE F-CK? because I am so classy like that, I started across the front of the yard, shovel in hand, imagining myself beating him over the head with it, repeatedly…Excuse me Asshat, but you’ve lived there for almost 3 years now and there is no way in hell you did not know my driveway was there. It’s kind’ve hard to miss, as it is ACROSS from your front door, you f-cksack!”
Very diplomatic and elegantly worded.
On handling past issues from her childhood:
“drowning the high school mean girl or Corey, you can suck it…”
On the fact of living on a major road in Jackson:
“I’d really like to clothesline the guy who rides the really f-cking loud motorcycle past my house at 9 o’clock at night. Does he need extra loud exhaust pipes because his other pipe underperforms? Methinks this is the case. I don’t care how shiny your bike is. It’s f-cking annoying to hear you coming up the road. Go the f-ck away.”
On social confrontation:
“Swallow some maturity pills, put on your big girl panties, cinch up your bra straps and grow the f-ck up.
That ditzy “oh, I’m so cute and helpless” act you slip into like a second skin might have been appealing when you were in your early twenties, but now? It’s absurd.”
This woman’s blog site is very full of colorful language, self-righteous nagging, complaining about everything from neighbors, to kids crying in her ears to people riding their motorcycles down her beloved road and even some harsh criticism of children and parents alike.
Is this really the person you want representing our children? She spends a lot of time criticizing the people of Jackson for their actions in this blog, especially parents who break her social rules, but perhaps she needs to be a better role model herself. As a publicly elected representative of the people of Jackson, she needs to bring herself above the boil and I find this entire blog immature, foul mouthed, critical and condescending to everyone in this town.
I urge anyone who votes this November to take a look at the link: http://bit.ly/QsJNj8, and read a few passages from this woman before voting for her to represent YOUR child.
Can you imagine if any other candidate in any other election had publicly stated and said such horrible things about the people they purport to represent?
No thank you Ms. Murnane, you have no business near our children and I hope children in Jackson don’t stumble across this board member’s blog accidentally.
To think, this is a person who was pushing ethics on others a few months ago.
A Concerned Resident,
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