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.” “
Rodney Welch, Elgin, S.C.: “So very good to hear the Senator’s voice again. He remains irreplaceable. I well remember as a reporter in Camden asking him about the Sam Donaldson incident and him saying ‘He asks about my Korean suit and I asked about his Oriental rug.'”
Katherine DuV. Beard, Camden: “Read that had Donald Trump taken the $1 million his father gave him and invested it in low-cost Index funds, it would have been a better investment than his business ventures. The same could be said of the Retirement System Investment Commission (RSIC). “
St. Claire Nettles, Landrum, S.C.: “Mr. Williams should be removed from this position. He represents all that is wrong with people who feel entitled to break the rules of a civilized society. I hope someone will find out who put him on the board and how do the citizens of this state and graduates of the university hasten his removal?”
Dan Ruck, Taylors, S.C.: I agree, Hillary could win South Carolina. She is aiming to crush the Republican Party, not just beat Trump. And that is what she absolutely will have to do if she doesn’t want four years like Obama has had, especially lately. Also, a letter by S.C. Rep. Bill Herbkersman, R-Bluffton.