2002-03-09 / Letters

Where Was Hillary?

Where Was Hillary?

Dear Editor;

Hillary Clinton was conspicuously absent from the official Queens County St. Patrick's Day Parade held in Rockaway. However, she did show up at the "inclusive" parade the following day in Sunnyside, Queens the following day. It's understandable that Sen. Clinton would attend the Sunnyside parade. After all, she is a democrat and she knows that her bread and butter is her liberal constituency. However, considering the devastating losses that Rockaway has suffered as a result of the World Trade Center casualties (especially members of the FDNY) and Flight 587, politics should have been put aside and she should have been there for our community. Considering her track record for attending services for
NYPD and FDNY victims, I am disappointed but not surprised by this slight.

That being said, I would like to thank Sen. Schumer, Mayor Bloomberg and all of the other politicians who came out to show their support of and respect for our still healing community. It was appreciated.

MATTHEW E. MCLEAN


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