- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)5
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)2
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)12
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
- Cape police warn of 'Grandparent Scam' (12/4/16)
Editorials flip over presidential appointments
To the editor:
How short is your memory? While under the administration of the previous president, you lauded the efforts of certain U.S. senators to block appointees that you deemed unsuitable. A president's appointments are generally regarded among the most political actions that he takes and are justly perceived as rewards. It is for these reasons that senatorial review is required for many.
When you vilify a political process when it goes against your stated leanings, yet applaud it when it agrees, you have committed the worst form of hypocrisy. Shame on you, Southeast Missourian. You should remember your own editorials.
MICHAEL W. THIES