J.J. Bellemare 
Member since Dec 6, 2015

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Re: “Editor's Note: After 'The Cover'

Mr. Morekis, whose past public civil rights' record is beyond reproach, has not offered a lukewarm apology. He simply took full responsibility.

Sure. He could have blamed the controversy on a local lack of appreciation / knowledge / exposure toward the art of Norman Rockwell.

He could have have followed the footsteps of presidential candidate Donald Trump and claimed that we have "no time for political correctness."

Instead, Mr. Morekis recognized that since a number of fellow human-beings feel uncomfortable over an issue, it must be because they have a legitimate concern.

Claims that the "Left" blackmailed Jim Morekis make me sick.

Several voters, including me, crossed bipartisan loyalties (in a predominantly Democratic town) to support Mayor-Elect Eddie DeLoach.

We gave Mr. DeLoach a try.

Yet. We still respect the office of Mayor of Savannah (no matter who occupies that chair); we still believe in observing basic rules of courtesy when addressing Ms. Edna Jackson and we feel more like listening than lecturing, whenever African-American fellows express discomfort.

Bullying does not denote leadership or character. A true leader makes hard decisions in difficult times.

Thank you, Mr. Morekis, for making tough decisions and showing true leadership.

Your apology does not make you weak. It makes you stronger, more credible and more trustworthy than ever.

You exercised your freedom of speech. How many of us are willing to respect your opinion is anyone's guess...

At any circumstance... Thanks, Jim, for keeping it real. You make me feel proud to be a resident of Savannah. :)

P.S.: the number of editors in my lifetime who had enough character to admit they could have done a better job at one point is: ONE (Mister Jim Morekis.)

J.J. Bellemare
Savannah, Georgia

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Posted by J.J. Bellemare on 12/06/2015 at 11:06 AM

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