Byrne’s profanity could jeopardize Cobb reputation
July 01, 2014 09:11 PM | 1888 views | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The frequent and unnecessary use of foul language in routine conversation usually means that the speaker is either a very angry person or a person without the intellectual means to find other, more appropriate words to make his or her point. I’m not sure to which side Cobb Commission candidate Bill Byrne falls. I fear it’s somewhere in the middle of the two.

It seems that every time I open the MDJ to catch up on the latest goings-on in the race, Byrne is quoted using some form of profanity. As I think about the future of my community, Byrne’s abrasiveness worries me. A major part of Byrne’s intended job, as it is in almost any work environment, will be collaborating with others to get tasks accomplished.

While it’s necessary to be firm — to have one’s say and be true to oneself — it’s also important not to alienate the other side.

From what I’ve read and heard of Byrne’s cantankerous nature, I believe he may make far more enemies for his district than he would friends. Are west Cobb voters really willing to elect someone whose hostility could jeopardize the reputation of our community?

Philip Brock


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Jane Schmane
July 03, 2014
Lee tends to treat the entire county like an East Cobb HOA and is beholden to the Chamber. If I wanted to live in East Cobb, I'd live there. I want a commissioner who will not treat Cobb like that, and will be a thorn in Lee's side whenever he tries to make it so. If he's "cantankerous" when he does so (if that claim is indeed accurate), so be it. Lee comes across as condescending and arrogant....which is worse?
Amen Brother
July 02, 2014
Profanity and abrasiveness are not what any district needs no matter what their issues might be pro or con. The man is not a work-with-you kind of guy. His way or highway and his highway rode the Olympics and others right out of Cobb.
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