I, along with the rest of the country, watched spellbound as Jim Comey was questioned by members of the Senate Intelligence Committee. In reference to Maine Sen. Angus King’s questioning time:
Two outstanding, thoughtful men serving America in their well-earned roles, almost simultaneously quote from a famous play about a 12th century king who says, “Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?” to explain historically why underlings squeezed in a power play by a king usually assume all his wishes are their commands.
To listen to these two educated, sophisticated men, capable of placing contemporary affairs into an historical relevance … and then compare them to the ill-informed, crude bumpkin who is sitting in the White House!
What has our educational system come to that such a fool was chosen by a peculiarly geographically placed group, and that another equally culpable group did not even choose to vote, a sacred duty that so many have died for? Except for the presidency during which the Dred Scott decision was made, this must be the most shameful period of American history.
Sylvia Woodburne, Fresno