The glory of Malibu politics is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. I, along with other Malibuites, believe that The Malibu Times has made a blunder. The Malibu Times quotes Carolyn Van Horn (page A 10, April 13 edition) as stating on election night, “Whatever is printed in The Malibu Times is trash. Your paper sucks.” Ms Van Horn is a Malibu Icon. Carolyn helped establish and operate the city of Malibu from its creation. Malibuites look up to Carolyn and she is appreciated, respected and esteemed in this community. It would have been atypical of Carolyn to have ever made such comments regarding The Malibu Times. The Malibu Times has very high-quality issues and sometimes just first-rate issues, but it is not trash and it by no means sucks. Carolyn Van Horn may decide to run once more for office in Malibu. Heaven forbid Malibuites would not want to think callously of the grand aged lady of Malibu politics and remember her eternally as saying The Malibu Times sucks and is trash. The glory of Malibu City politics may be fleeting, but Carolyn’s city retirement pension will cost the Malibu taxpayer $500 per month forever. Now that sucks. And that’s all I have to say (sure).