- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Committee to start planning process for indoor aquatic center in Cape (6/20/18)1
- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Judge denies order of protection for woman accusing deputy of stalking her (6/23/18)4
- Southeast to spend $150,000 to refresh brand with Ohio firm (6/19/18)6
- A community rallies behind Honorable Young Men's Club (6/16/18)1
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Jackson natives compete in 260-mile canoe race (6/16/18)1
- Mother, child reportedly hit by car in Cape Girardeau (6/18/18)
- The collateral damage of Mizzou's past failures (6/20/18)6
Presidents rely on key advisers
To the editor:Much is being said about the desirability of electing to the presidency someone who has had experience in managing a business or governmental agency as opposed to someone who had experience in the legislative process. The factions that oppose the election of Hillary Clinton are suggesting that she, being of the latter category, is not an appropriate choice.
I shall have to see the final result of the candidate shakeout before making my presidential choice, but I have not eliminated Senator Clinton from consideration. Anyone, no matter his experience, who anticipates running the executive branch without surrounding himself with advisers and administrators having expertise in various areas pertinent to governance is not merely a fool, but a damned fool.
If President Bush was elected to the Texas governorship on the strength of his experience in running businesses, then truly the Texas electorate were fools themselves. He had experience running various business enterprises -- running them into the ground, by most accounts. If Texas got through his stewardship, I shall not quarrel about giving him credit for it. But much credit must be given those, as well, with whom he surrounded himself.
DONN S. MILLER, Tamms, Ill.