Matt Polstein believes you are stupid and will believe anything he tells you. And although Mrs. Fanjoy is a college graduate, she seems to have forgotten any mathematical expertise she may have once acquired.
At the December 13th council meeting, Councilor Polstein chastised the public and certain councilors for spreading what he called "misinformation." If Polstein were not such an egotist, he would realize by now that people in Millinocket are not as gullible as he believes them to be, at least not anymore. Yes, it has taken five or six years for them to see through his and MAGIC's lies but more and more people are waking up to the simple fact that just because Polstein says it is so, that doesn't necessarily make it so.
And speaking of misinformation, has anyone caught the "misinformation" in a recent (12/27/07) Lincoln News article written by Lisa Pelkey/Hayes and entitled "MAGIC remains unified"?
Quote: "We're never going to be able to convince those people who believe Jim Talbott", Fanjoy said. "We are not going to waste our time or our breath on some of those others". I wonder who "those others" might be? Could it be the ones who have been telling the truth about MAGIC? Do you think?
Maybe that is why MAGIC has lost all of its credibility. Why else would Fanjoy not want to discuss MAGIC's successes and to clear the air regarding questions about the organization's finances? The plain and simple answer is that Fanjoy has no logical way to justify MAGIC's existence.
The article goes on to say that "Fanjoy said as far as the board is concerned, the organization needs to remain focused on the 85% of the population who support MAGIC".
This is where Fanjoy's lack of mathematics comes in. I do believe she has forgotten the two referendums in Millinocket that succeeded in bringing about MAGIC's loss of funding in our town. Does that sound as though 85% of the people supported MAGIC? If so, then I guess I need to brush up on my arithmetic skills.
In the same article, Shirley Tapley (East Millinocket) seems to be questioning whether or not MAGIC can afford $5,000 to secure rental space. And David Dickey (Medway) wants MAGIC to have a plan in place in order to receive further funding from that town.
Rather than 85% of pro-MAGIC supporters, it would seem to me that others are jumping ship.
When that happenss, the RATS usually drown.
Can we be that lucky? I certainly hope so!