When I read the Dec. 6 letter (“One successful election down, lots more to go”) by Samuel Selph, the interim director of the Richland County Elections and Voter Registration Commission, I had three reactions.
First, I was incredulous. Why in the world is he being given so much space in The State to proclaim to the voters of Richland County that the commission actually did its job correctly? Using his logic, we should all be writing letters to The State patting ourselves on the back for merely doing what we are paid to do.
Second, I laughed. Laughed because that is the level to which our society has fallen. We give trophies to children simply to participate in an event — not to excel — and we allow people to crow about doing their jobs, because that is, after all, a high achievement in the eyes of some.
Third, I asked: Why is Lillian McBride still in a position of some authority and being well paid after having overseen the 2012 election debacle?
Is anyone else asking themselves these same questions?