Open letter to Herb Frady: ‘Apologize’

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An open letter to Herb Frady: Herb, I have known you for a long time, and consider you a friend. However, I have never been more disappointed in you for the way you handled yourself at the last county commissioners’ meeting.

While you might have been in your legal right, I think you were professionally, tactically, and politically wrong for not allowing Steve Brown to say his piece. You did not need to vote on anything, and so it appeared to me, and to the rest of those in attendance, that you were engaging in a petty power struggle.

You’re a bigger man than that, Herb. I think you simply got caught up in the heat of the moment, and allowed your emotions to over-ride your common sense. Sadly, it diminished you.

I don’t know that I have ever seen you apologize for anything, but I think you owe Steve a heartfelt apology, both privately and publicly. I hope you will recognize your error in judgment, and will apologize to him … and to the rest of us.

J.D. Holmes

Fayetteville, Ga.