March 25, 2019
Letter

The audacity of it all

Thank the Almighty that the interminable, obnoxious and infuriating electioneering is over for now. It’s such a relief that I don’t care anymore who won. Does it make a difference? I doubt it.

The most qualified candidates (those who have executive experience) got washed out in the primaries. To me, the Senate is the last place to get a president from. If senators are so vital to the working of the country, how can they walk off the job for two years to campaign and still hold the seat with all pay and perks? In what other industry could a key staff member get by with this? Even academics get only a year sabbatical every seven or so and that’s academics, who are not vital to the nation’s well-being.

Where is the adult supervision? Where is the outcry from the patsies (aka citizens, voters and taxpayers)? Is this a once- great country or what? No wonder the politicians count on us not to nail the slackers for malpractice and then re-elect them in spite of it all. The audacity of it all.

It has been said that there is a sucker (us) born every minute, now it’s every millisecond, I think.

Orin Lowe

Holden


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