Sunday letters: Judge embraces oxymoron

May 18, 2014 

SC State House

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— I wish to applaud Judge Casey Manning’s ruling concerning the investigation of House Speaker Bobby Harrell by Attorney General Alan Wilson and SLED.

It is about time someone recognized that our elected betters are not governed by the same laws as those they ostensibly represent.

Their time is far too valuable to have to answer questions about misuse of funds and other minor matters. They need to be able to debate critical matters, such as “Which special interest is buying lunch?” without SLED looking over their shoulders.

It is regrettable that Attorney General Wilson and SLED Director Mark Keel spent so much time and money investigating a potential felony; they should have known that politicians in this state are not bound by the same set of rules as the rest of us.

Of course, I am most comforted to know that any possible ethical violations by our esteemed lawmakers will be diligently investigated by the vigilant members of the House Ethics Committee (though that title may be an oxymoron).

James Slack

Chapin

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