In a town like Bethlehem, where so many involved in the most political county and city in the state make their homes, there is understandably an increased demand for objectivity in government. But let us also seek objectivity in these demands themselves.
Let us not pillory those who would be well equipped for this job because of party affiliation or their future plans. The letter in front of a person’s name — even if that is a big part of his or her public life — should not be a disqualifying factor. That stance is directly opposed to the demand for choice and fairness we’ve heard from all quarters of this town.
The board should select the best person for the job. After all, the fifth member of the Town Board will be a person, not a philosophy.