Bestinau got that-
This letter is in response to the recent incident involving actor Will Smith and Chris Rock during Sunday’s Academy Awards show. Smith said that at your highest point in your life, the devil finds you. I think that devil is the woman sitting next to him.
Jada Pinkett Smith initially lured him away from his wife and family and then did everything in her power to keep him, including allowing him to cheat. In my opinion, the whole marriage is based on her and her nasty ego full of unfulfilled dreams. Now she has a hot topic to discuss on her Red Table Talk show, as Will’s career is in turmoil, unsure of his next move. She was basically a bit of an actor who never made her mark in Hollywood and as a result, he continues to manipulate and cheat on his performance for her gain.
This is a sad commentary on an actor who finally made his mark and has so much to give. Let’s hope it’s not too late to recover!
Patricia Patton, Avondale
Council must publish its list of priorities
During the Cincinnati City Council election process, the 35 candidates were asked what we intended to do. The candidates’ responses have been great, often disregarding the inconvenient truth that the city is heading for a fiscal crisis over the next two years — some predict a $100 million gap.
The correct answer to the question “What are you going to do?” question is “spending the city budget carefully and wisely on items that are city priorities, in order of priority.”
I think the residents of the city of Cincinnati deserve a published city council priority list. This list must cover all expenditure from the city budget every year. Given the projected budget deficit, it’s likely that we can’t even afford to spend on things that are lower on this priority list, and especially on things that are not a priority.
Our elected councilors have talked about transparency. A list of priorities will force this discussion and is probably the only way we can prevent budget “leakage” in these lean years.
Bill Frost, Vice President, Charter Committee of Greater Cincinnati, Pleasant Ridge
Another Voice To Listen To On ‘The Slap’
If people think they’ve heard way too much about “The Slap,” they should listen to another voice: Nichole Aldridge. Nichole beautifully tells about her struggle and how she made peace with it. Kevin, thank you for stepping aside and letting her words take center stage, (“Nothing Funny About Struggling With Hair Loss,” March 30).
Now that is love and support.
Kate Furlong, Montgomery
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Letters: Will Smith’s ‘devil’ is the woman sitting next to him