Boothby served Fayette

Tue, 10/18/2005 - 4:54pm
By: Letters to the ...

In normal times, I would never respond to the “Free Speech” section of The Citizen newspaper. However, what began as a novel journalistic format has apparently morphed to a venue for cowardly politicians and cronies spewing venom with no accountability.

Since I have no way to know who I’m addressing with certainty, I’ll just call him Mr. “Anonymous.”

In last week’s “Free Speech,” Mr. “Anonymous” stated that John Boothby “was canned as the director of the Fayette County Development Authority,” and added that, “He was sent packing ...”

In fact, John Boothby served Fayette County for 10 years, and is highly regarded as one of the most respected economic professionals and business advocates in our state and region.

Far from being “canned,” Boothby was successfully recruited by the city of Forest Park, while numerous others tried. I know that for a fact. I was there.

If Mr. “Anonymous” and his political cronies wish to continue their character assassinations of accomplished and revered public servants, I suggest they step forward, identify themselves and defend their libelous allegations.

Alan NeSmith
(Former) Project Director
Fayette County Development Authority
Dnes1102 (at)

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