Posted by A Spectator, a resident of the Menlo Park: The Willows neighborhood, on Nov 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm
This is not a 2 sided case of "fighting and bickering" but, instead a unilateral attack by one person against another. I do not believe that Ms. Kiraly is a willing participant in this pointless law suit while Mr. Woodell is using the tax payer's legal system to garner attention and, he hopes, sympathy for a situation that was avoidable day one. Had Mr. Woodell simply spoken to the newspapers when first called, he could have explained that his phone had been lost or stolen from his home or car and he was grateful that it was found. It's only human nature that when there is a gap in information, it is tempting to fill that empty space with theories, guesswork or humorous possibilities. Let's hope the court dismisses the case, giving Mr. Woodell the opportunity to return to his every day life of gainful employment, family and political involvement.
Posted by WhoRUpeople, a resident of another community, on Nov 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm
Spectator--in one post you managed to press several of my personal buttons; good job. First, what YOU believe should be of now relevance to Mr. Woodell or Ms Kiraly unless you get called to serve on the jury. Second, "using the tax payers legal system"--comon, man!, I'm sure Mr. Woodell pays taxes, so it is HIS legal system to use--thats why it is there. Finally, it is an smart person who refuses to speak to newspapers when called, again, not required in our society, and the chances for being misquoted or worse just aren't worth it. Personally, I could give a hoot who is right or wrong in this situation, but I certainly would defend and support both parties right to use THEIR legal system to resolve it.