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Haley not as 'hard-nosed' as Knotts

Posted: June 7, 2012 4:58 p.m.
Updated: June 8, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Mr. Ulmer, I take you to be an intelligent man, otherwise the Camden Independent would not employ you as a staff reporter. Having said that, I compliment you on a well-expressed article in the May 30th issues. But while I think it well expressed, I wish to comment on some of your conclusions.

First I take issue with the title, “Hard-nosed Haley hurting legislative progress.” On the contrary, the small minded, vengeful actions of the Senate, led by the senator from Lexington (Knotts) in delaying the running of governor and lieutenant governor on the same ticket until 2018 is activity that really hurts progress.

Running on the same ticket is apparently a good idea. You said so in your comments. The Senate said so by virtue of passing it. If it’s a good idea in 2018, why is it not better in 2014? Why deprive the people of a progressive idea for four additional years just because Knotts wants to strike a blow in his personal feud with the governor? Regardless of how many toes the governor has stepped on, should our legislators not be above all that and do what is the best for the people of their state? What the Senate appears to have done is a greater loyalty to one of the “good ole boys” (Knotts) than to their constituents. That is deplorable.

As an afterthought, you and I (yes, I voted for her), and everybody else needs to accept the fact that she is governor because we wanted her to be (we elected her). Now people need to get off her back and let her do the job. Forget about the legislators; they’ve proven that they have no intention of having a harmonious relationship with any governor that does not want them to have their unopposed way.

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