I am responding to the Political Notebook article, “Joaquin Arambula uses expletives during Fresno County Democratic Central Committee meeting” (Jan. 9) intimating that some attendees may have interpreted his vocalization as “anger.”
His campaign manager, Richard McIntyre, felt the need to defend Arambula – alluding that his choice of words were indicative of his “passion” about certain urgent issues and that those words expressed his emotions, but were not said in “anger.”
Normal people have a range of emotions, including anger, and we should feel free to show healthy, authentic feelings and reactions, which is what Mr. Arambula apparently did. Anger is a message that maybe we are being hurt, over rights violated, needs and wants not met.
There is no need for Arambula to repackage his anger into a more acceptable form. It seems as though he got his message across and those who were offended just didn’t grasp the nature of the call.
Paula Sovino, Fresno