Originally created 04/28/00

Blasts Columbia Co. GOP chief



People like Bob Beckham make me glad I'm a Democrat. He makes a mockery of the Columbia County Republican Party.

Elected officials are supposed to be professional and act responsibly with taxpayers' money. Yet Mr. Beckham, who runs the party and is hand-picking candidates, has not only filed bankruptcy twice, he won't even pay his taxes.

How can we expect the candidates to be fiscally responsible when they are under the thumb of someone this financially negligent?

Mr. Beckham is the laughingstock of the Republicans, and he's one of the reasons I'd rather be a Democrat.

L. Johnson, Martinez