A local blogger, Eric Barton, writes
The letter is telling about Semler's state of mind. There's a lot of anger here, directed at a variety of targets, including The Kansas City Star and illegals. Semler ends the letter, and perhaps the controversy, with all caps: "I feel BETRAYED."Plog - So Long, Semler
Well, yes, a massive national and local campaign of harassment will do that to you. The point is that Semler, who as a Parks Commissioner would be responsible for things like grass and benches, was associated with the Minutemen, who are defending the border from illegals. La Raza has been threatening boycotts, and for some reason, so have African-American civil rights types, in spite of the fact thatÂ African-Americans are victims, rather than beneficiaries of illegal immigration.