More people always ready to take up the witch hunt
To the editor:
Last week, John McCain was whooping and hollering about Ambassador Susan Rice and her remarks about the Benghazi incident. He even skipped a classified briefing on Benghazi to hold a press conference on the subject and then blew his top when a CNN reporter asked him about it. He eventually got the message, went to a different briefing by David Petraeus on Benghazi and finally shut up.
But there are always more people ready to take up the witch hunt. Ninety-seven Republican members of Congress wrote a letter to President Obama, blasting Rice and telling him not to nominate her to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. I guess they were irritated because they didn’t get invited to Petraeus’ briefing.
Why did they do that? Because she’s a woman? No. Because she’s black? No. If you ask me, they are trying to smear her to the point that she cannot be successfully nominated, in hopes that President Obama will be forced to pick Sen. John Kerry as Secretary of State, thereby opening a Massachusetts special election for tea party darling Scott Brown. I’ll bet Karl Rove thought that one up.
‘City College’ experience was a valuable one
To the editor:
Well done to Erin Wolfe and Hagerstown city staff.
As a user of Hagerstown city services, a Realtor and a member of the Downtown Alliance, I felt it important that I learn more about the city and its services.
“City College” was just the opportunity I needed. I participated in educational sessions in which I learned about planning (land usage) and zoning, parks and recreation, economic development, city leadership, fire prevention, wastewater management, financing and parking, to name only a few of the topics. City College is an opportunity for all city residents to learn more about their community. It is very evident that those providing services to the citizens of Hagerstown are dedicated and proud of what they do.
Congratulations to all for a job well done.
Coldwell Banker Innovations