Editor in the soup

Arnold, you and I will always have views that are miles apart on just about everything and there is nothing wrong with that. But when you say Jo Ruggles and all the people who live in mobile homes live in homes that look like “converted Campbell soup cans,” you have gone tooooo far. You have maligned and discriminated against a lot of nice people who live in mobile homes, besides me and my friend, Jo Ruggles. Not all of us opt for the vicarious experience of living in an expensive hillside home area among the “rich and famous,” but we still have the constitutional right to enjoy living, working and volunteering in Malibu.

I would guess it did not occur to you (typical) to verify your facts when you placed Jo Ruggles’ home in the lower section of Paradise Cove. I would guess from this misstatement you haven’t the slightest idea where her house is, what it looks like, or who does live in the lower section of Paradise Cove, or in what. Did it occur to you to verify the accuracy of the alleged remarks attributed to Jo by the L.A. times or were you too interested in giving a “gotcha” to your favorite protagonist?

By the way, does your insulting comparison maligning my friend Jo Ruggles and all mobile-home owners, apply to your favorite candidate, “Mayor” Jeff Jennings, who lives in one of these “converted Campbell soup cans” just like “those people,” as you and your elitist friends like to refer to us? Are you aware that Richard Scott, whose letter appeared in last week’s issue of your tabloid and who has the same ability to distort facts about mobile-home issues that you have, also lives in a “converted Campbell soup can” in, believe it or not, Paradise Cove?

I thought about inviting you to see my 2,000-plus-square-foot “converted Campbell soup can” to change your mindset, but I decided it would probably be a waste of time.

Mmmmm, good.

Ruby Fader

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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