I am in utter amazement at the arrogance of County Commissioner Trey Goodwin. Does he really think his electorate is totally stupid? He must, for he says that contributions did not play a role in nominees for the Tourism Development Council. Wow, what a coincidence. Three of the four finalists he nominated all contributed to him.

If he truly wants to be impartial then he should recuse himself from the process, withdraw the nominees who supported him financially and let others run the process. But that's not going to happen of course.

Good to see that patronage is alive and well and the swamp still gurgles in Northwest Florida.

Jim Myers, Destin