From S.C. Rep. Dwight Loftis: You referenced his statement that “the governor’s race is not about individuals but about this state.” It is incumbent that every person elected to public office adopt this priority.
Dale M. Rhodes, Richmond, Va.: “The president-elect would, in my most considered and humble opinion, be best advised to appoint Senate President Pro Tempore Leatherman as Secretary of State. I believe any citizen who has closely followed the pro tem’s career in the service of South Carolina, whose greatness is his only ambition, would agree that Hugh K. Leatherman would bring to that office an abundance of wisdom and gravitas not known since the days of Secretary James Byrnes, and to the lasting security of this country and the fame of the Palmetto State.”
David Kjellquist, Aiken: “I agree with your recent commentary of SCETV. However, you missed a VERY important point. SCETV is NOT just a radio and television network. Emergency Management organizations across the ENTIRE state depend on SCETV towers and related structure for backup emergency communications. “
Jim Rex, Winnsboro, on DHEC: “The expected response from our state’s elected officials to an agency that is not adequately fulfilling its mandate(s) should be to reorganize it and provide the needed oversight, along with the necessary human and financial resources, to ensure that it will perform more effectively in the future.” Also: Letters from B.K. Ashley and Dale Rhodes.
Keith Callicutt, Johnsonville, S.C.: Thank you Andy for putting into words what so many others are thinking but haven’t been willing to say publicly ! You are spot on ! Other letters on a column about public service and on an old photo.
Two letters on Esau Jenkins commentary, included this: “What a lovely and inspiring story [“Yes, love is progress and hate is expensive”]. Goodness knows, this is what America and the world needs now.”
Bessie Wright, Orangeburg: “What does this say about our state when it values prison over education? What does that say about our state when it sets our children up to fail instead of being successful? Where are the state’s values? Where are the state priorities? Is not human capital a great investment?” Also this week, letters by Helen C. Foley of Columbia and Dale Leffler of Tamasse
Craig White, Greenwood: “Someone asked how their marriage had endured so well and so long in the scandalous Washington environment. Without pause, Senator Hollings responded, “It’s easy. We’re both in love with the same man.” “