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We need leaders, not dunkers

To the Editor:

This business with the dunk tank and whether or not city councilors and the mayor should sit in the tank is silly. Of course they should have the right to say “no thanks.” Shouldn’t you? How would you like to feel pressured to do something you thought was demeaning or uncomfortable?

Those elected officials who are saying so, and declining to make a spectacle of themselves are quite correct and we should thank them for maintaining their dignity and propriety. We elect them to lead the community, not to entertain us in clownish fashion.

Eric L. Meurer
Keizer