What a mean-spirited attack by Andy Caldwell on Sara Miller McCune (Voices, July 21), arguably the most generous philanthropist to Santa Barbara and myriad other causes for the last 30 years — from the arts, the libraries, the homeless, Transition House, the Granada Theatre, CAMA, museums… well, you name it. Many owe their existence to the unstinting generosity of Sara Miller McCune, who has no political ambitions.
Truly, Mr. Caldwell, where is your dignity to paint yourself and Das Williams, who many feel has betrayed his constituents in the 1st District, as innocent victims of some confected mob of white people? What kind of PC race card are you trying to play here, charging her with racism — a woman who has devoted her life to the civil rights of blacks and Latinos? Das Williams is neither, so why would you even stoop to play the race card? Because Ms. Miller McCune dares to support another candidate? And heaven forbid she supports a candidate who is a woman.
Mr. Caldwell, you have reduced yourself to bullying and childish name-calling, almost slanderous, if not for its idiocy.
I don’t think I’ve been to a single major artistic event, concert or lecture in Santa Barbara that was not sponsored by Sara Miller McCune. Count me in as one of the thousands who live in Santa Barbara who is grateful for her generosity.