Working on information and implications from his thuggish peers on Borovent, Our Intrepid Reporter concocts a story in which he forthrightly explains the bidding process for the repaving of Park Roads, as it was explained to him by Dr. Latschar. Not satisfied, and unwilling to let the matter drop, Our Intrepid Reporter goes ahead with his story.
Unfortunately, he forgot to tell his Avid Readers who, exactly, is doing the scrutinizing besides himself, and his buddies at Borovent. Obviously the editorial folks and the owners of the Gettysburg Slimes are on the same page as Our Intrepid Reporter. Oh, he implies it is by the NP Inspector General, but that investigation started long before these contracts came before the eyes of Our Intrepid Reporter, and is due to be concluded soon.
To fill out his article Our Intrepid Reporter dredges up old quotes from previous slime articles on Dr. Latschar and the Park Service at Gettysburg. Boy! This is Pulitzer stuff!
Gettysburg is so blessed to have Our Intrepid Reporter on the staff of our equally impressive newspaper. It is a team worthy of journalistic legend, and the reputations of both are growing daily by leaps and bounds. Already the local Waste Management facility is contemplating a monument to this enterprising team.
Gettysburg National Military Park is not a Recreational Park, although certain recreational activities are permitted; nor is it a Wilderness Park, or a Wildlife Refuge, though it has elements of both and they are present for all to see and enjoy throughout the year. It is not a Theme Park, either. It is a Military Park, the meaning of which is to preserve the history of what occurred here so that it may be studied. Our current military visits the Park constantly to review Military Science as it was applied here by the participants of this great battle. It is on locations such as this, that our military studies the decisions, actions, events, and personnel involved in this great and important battle. No Military Scientific understanding of any battle is correct or complete without a thorough analysis of the terrain, its effect on the battle, and on the decisions of the leaders who fought the battle. And the Park Service at Gettysburg under Dr. John Latschar has accomplished a preservation effort, though still incomplete, that is today, and will remain for many decades, a model for the entire world. And they have done it well.
Completely lacking in the newspaper attacks on the Park Service terrain rehabilitation program is any sense that they are anything more than Anti-NPS attacks. Really, let us see these letters for what they are, because the have completely ignored local developers who take down far more trees and green space, remove far more wetland, and do NOT plant any trees or make any effort to plant trees or preserve green space. None of the letter writers will include the information in their letters that the NPS is planting hundreds of acres of orchards and historic tree lots. Can anyone testify to similar actions on such a scale by any local developers?
Let this hypocrisy end now. Unless and until such letter writers apply their tactics to the developers and township governments on the same scale they will never have a shred of credibility, and neither will the so-called newspaper that prints them.
Sometimes, people simply cannot see the forest for the trees.
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