Letter: Bipartisanship worked for Berkshire County

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To the editor:

As Berkshire residents should remember, his impeachment vote was not the first time Sen. Mitt Romney bucked party politics and did the right thing.

When Berkshire District Attorney Gerry Downing tragically died in 2003, the Republican Party bigwigs wanted then- Massachusetts Gov. Romney to appoint one of their own.

Instead, Mitt decided to do the right thing for Berkshire County and appointed longtime First Assistant DA David Capeless, a lifelong Democrat and the one candidate with real experience and know-how.

After 14 years of effective, professional leadership by Capeless, Mitt was proven right. Fellow Democrats should be as ashamed as I am that it took a Republican governor to give us a great DA, while our local Democratic mucky-mucks have saddled us with a know-nothing, politicking DA who is more concerned with political friendships than protecting the public.

Don Daly,

Pittsfield

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