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Your Opinion: Are Greitens' critics squeaky clean?

Your Opinion: Are Greitens' critics squeaky clean?

May 10th, 2018 by News Tribune in Opinion

Dear Editor:

Most of what I hear regarding Gov. Eric Greitens' plight comes from the morning news over my coffee. I saw footage of the first press conference called by the Missouri Congress re: same and was thoroughly unimpressed with what I heard and saw. The Republican commentary consisted of many harrumphs, and introductions of the heavy hitters on the Republican side. The Democratic side consisted of the repetition of the expression, "This is very disturbing."

I find it fascinating that in an increasingly immoral society there is such clamor over Greitens' alleged shortcomings. Public office is probably a quirky business, and very likely the people that occupy public office are a wee bit quirky themselves. I'm not convinced that high standards of morality and public office mix very well, or that squeaky clean politicians can really do a very good job.

All that being said, what I would find really interesting would be an independent, third party, in-depth investigation of Missouri congressmen and women to ferret out any lascivious behavior that might be going on in their personal lives. After all, they easily tolerate at least one in their ranks who would happily see the president of the United States assassinated. It's very likely that we have a case of the pots calling the kettle cookware.