Honoring Kathy McKeithen
Original post made by Grateful resident, Atherton: other, on Nov 27, 2012
She has served this community for twelve years. She decided not to run for a fourth term. On a recent post, an anonymous blogger commented she should "go quietly."
Certainly there has been an avalanche of attacks against her as she prepares to step down, all anonymous, many on the vicious blog that was created to attack her. If people wished her to step down quietly, that's a curious way to achieve it.
Many people have strong opinions about Kathy McKeithen. That's because when she thought something was wrong, she spoke up about it, and tenaciously.
I actually admire people who are passionate about making a difference, even when I disagree strongly with their politics. Bernie Sanders and Barney Frank come to my mind.
Unfortunately, very few people who disagree with Kathy have afforded her that respect, which she fully deserves. She has served this community honorably, and tirelessly. The amount and nature of anonymous attacks just underscores how hard she fought to change things, and how successful she was.