A special thanks to you for the column "Measure N Seemed to Seek Out Fred Plumer" (Joe Bell, April 12). As one who worked on the Irvine Citizens United campaign to defeat Measure N (too bad we weren't successful), I can personally testify to the special role that Fred played throughout the ordeal. He was always there to calm our frustrations, lift our spirits, and urge us on to do what we knew in our hearts was right.
Fred is a most unusual person. His infectious personality, genuine openness and faith in humankind seem to energize his friends and followers and to disarm even his avowed enemies. Spend a few minutes in his company and you sense immediately that he really does believe in the worth and dignity of every individual. What a contrast to the Lou Sheldon's of this world. Sheldon could learn a lot from Fred Plumer, not the least of which is the true meaning of faith.
Mr. Bell, thanks, too, for being such a refreshing breath of reason, compassion and tolerance. Sometimes I think that there must be something wrong with me--I agree with just about every point you make in every column you write! Just like the Orange County Register. Right.
Joseph J. Bucuzzo,