To the editor:

Louie Klemp is many things. He may be irascible but I do not think he is a racist. Louie is highly opinionated, plus he wants to be heard – like a line leader in kindergarten.

I selected these synonyms from a long list to describe Louie: crotchety, fiery, grouchy, grumpy, irritable, peevish, perverse, pettish, petulant, prickly, snappish, snarky, snippety, snippy, stuffy, testy, waspish.

But all of these words do not make Louie a racist. If anything, Louie is prone to let his mouth outrun his brain – an old, outspoken dude who sometimes does not know what he is saying or to whom he is saying it to. 

Louie will leave the County Commission on Jan. 1. Let Louie finish his term and then he will fade away.