In my opinion Mr. Eastman is no longer fit to serve the Town of Exeter. The once capable Mr. Eastman has become part of the active lunatic fringe element in Exeter that has an intense hatred for the town manager and anybody on the Board of Selectman that will work together to move Exeter’s growth forward, while keeping our taxes down. It is sad to see someone you once respected fall victim to his own deep rooted personal issues. He has shown (when his personal issues overcome him) to have a mean streak that causes him to lash out at people who disagree with him and he is not above fabricating what rhetoric he needs to sound plausible.
The lunatic fringe tries to hide under the once proud Republican banner. Some of this leadership is jokingly referred to as the “town drunk, the town nut and the town liar”; not always the best campaign team you want promoting your candidacy.
If you ever watch the selectmen’s meetings you will see that these are the same people who go to the selectmen’s meetings and try to promote all of their qualifications and how wonderful they are while complaining that the BOS will not put them on committees or boards. I hate to tell them but these same people are thought of as being crazy, liars or drunks who have been rejected by the voters on numerous occasions; not always the qualities the board is looking for.
It is interesting to see members of the fringe writing letters of support for Mr. Eastman’s write in campaign that they have been planning for weeks. Analyzing how this campaign was strategized it was done behind everybody’s backs in such a way that Mr. Eastman was not a declared candidate therefore there would not be any candidate forums so the voters could see and question who they were voting for or against. This is so typical of the lunatic fringe/Free State way of circumventing and manipulating the time honored tradition of Exeter elections; this alone should disqualify anyone from being considered a serious candidate.
With Frank Ferraro off the board we do not need any more divisiveness by trying to set up bogus issues to attack other selectman or the Town Manager, enough is enough; we can wallow in the past history of Exeter politics or vote for someone who will lead Exeter into the future.
This is why I will be voting for Dan Chartrand for Selectman.