Thursday, June 28, 2007 | I challenge you to run this letter. co-editor Scott Lewis abuses his position in Thursday’s unsubstantiated diatribe against Mike Aguirre, the city attorney whom many in this insolvent city believe is their last best hope.

Lewis’ speculative article about who may or may not run for City Attorney in the next election cycle is merely an excuse to express bias and personal animus toward City Attorney Aguirre himself.

Lewis coarsely cites Aguirre’s resilience to the steady drumbeat of media attacks as a “chronic case … of dysentery.” Lewis describes him as “ruthless,” capable of attempts to “ruin political enemies” without a scintilla of evidence for those accusations. And, most shockingly, Lewis postulates “disbarment” as the final solution for dealing with lawyer Aguirre’s presence in San Diego public life.

We get the message: Scott Lewis can’t stand Mike Aguirre. But enough already. Readers expect the voice to be more than a platform for vicious venting: for that, we have the Union-Tribune.

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