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June 22, 2011

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KELLY RIERDON

THIS KIND OF EVENT DOES NOT HAPPEN IN A VACUUM; THERE HAVE, NO DOUBT, BEEN OTHER INSTANCES OF JOHN'S OVER-INDULGING. WITH ALCOHOLISM, THE OLD AXIM, "WHERE THERE'S SMOKE, THERE'S FIRE", APPLIES. I HAVE A VERY SIMPLISTIC DEFINITION OF ALCOHOLISM/ADDICTION: IF YOUR DRINKING/BEHAVIOR RESULTS IN NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES TO YOU OR OTHERS, YOU HAVE A PROBLEM. THIS MOST LIKELY IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THE SENATOR HAS BEEN IN TROUBLE WITH ALCOHOL. THE REAL TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT IF HIS ATTORNEY DOES INDEED INSIST ON THE "MEDICAL PROBLEMS" DEFENSE, HE IS QUITE LITERALLY ASSISTING IN JOHN MC GEE'S SUICIDE. IT NEVER HELPS ANYONE TO GET HEALTHIER BY MAKING EXCUSES FOR THEIR ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR. I.E., LINDSAY LOHAN: SHE IS GETTING SICKER AND SICKER AS OTHERS, WELL-INTENTIONED OR NOT, SUCCEED IN PREVENTING HER FROM RECEIVING THE NATURAL CONSEQUENCES OF HER ACTIONS. ALCOHOLISM IS A PROGRESSIVE, FATAL DISEASE. ITS MAJOR PRESENTING SYMPTOM IS DENIAL. WHEN ALCOHOLICS GET INTO RECOVERY, PART OF THAT RECOVERY IS IN GAINING EMPATHY FOR OTHERS AND HELPING OTHERS. IF JOHN MC GEE HAS ALL THAT POTENTIAL, THINK OF WHAT HE COULD DO AS A PERSON IN RECOVERY!! JOHN, IF YOU READ THIS, THAT'S WHERE YOUR TRUE SELF IS. YOUR TROUBLES WILL COMPOUND IF YOU BEAT THIS ONE, BUT WHAT YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU IS A MAGNIFICENT OPPORTUNITY WRAPPED IN SHIT! HOPE YOU TAKE IT.

Stuart Davis

Dennis,

I still have to come down on the side that we do not know all the facts yet. I look at Johns contributions to the state, and how he has influenced policy at such a young age, and still feel that the best is yet to come. I have known this guys since he was elected to the Senate. I believe in him, and unless I learn something contrary, and I doubt that I do, this incident should fade into obscurity.

Bubblehead

Given that his BAC was 0.15, I'd say the "drunk" part is a certainty; maybe he was high as well.

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