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Letters to the Editor: September 23, 2015

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No Hillary

Hillary, in an interview with Andrea Mitchell regarding her multiple email accounts … (“Hillary Clinton Tells NBC News She is ‘Sorry’ for Email Confusion,” Sept. 4, nbcnews.com)

“At the end of the day I am sorry that this has been confusing to people and has raised a lot of questions but there are answers to all these questions.”

“I certainly wish that I had made a different choice and I know why the American people have questions about it.”

“I take responsibility. I should have had two accounts, one for personal and one for work-related.”

Work-related!? She sounds like she was working at Starbucks. She was the Secretary of the United States.

“Classified” or not, is not the question. It appears certain that email of the United States was being housed and running through a server shared by Hillary, husband Bill, daughter Chelsea (one can imagine friends of Chelsea as well), and former aides of Hillary. If you doubt the security of this server, the server that was wiped before being turned over to the FBI, an intelligence source states they are confident the wiped server can be restored because whoever did the wiping may “not be a very good IT guy.”

Let’s be honest, the “not very good IT guy” is most likely the guy who plans on invoking his Fifth Amendment privilege when he is questioned by Congress. I take better care, employ better security, of my employers email than she did of our countries email, of our country’s security.

She understands why we have questions. What she doesn’t understand is why people question the self-serving manner in which she lives her life.

She put us all at greater risk than the law intended, or in my opinion, the law allowed. She should not be president.

— Frank Jeldy

Oklahoma City

 

Sad state

The $120 million bond to repair the state capitol is woefully inadequate. Press reports and TV newscasts show an alarming and ever-growing series of structural, electrical and plumbing problems which compromise the health and safety of elected officials, state employees and visitors.

The magnitude of the disrepair is shocking and inexcusable. Proper maintenance and timely repairs would have avoided the current sad situation.

With pieces of concrete falling through the basement ceiling, in addition to chunks of material from the outside walls falling on the grounds surrounding the building, it is a miracle that nobody was injured or killed. The legal costs of any such accident could be catastrophic.

Regular inspection of all our public buildings should be instituted, and annual reports of needed repairs, their relative urgency and costs estimates should be made public and submitted to the legislature for inclusion in the state budget.

The current dismal stewardship of our state buildings is unacceptable.

— Raoul Carubelli

Oklahoma City

 

Praiseworthy

I read the Gazette every week and find it to be the most important news source in the OKC area. Mr. Aaron’s commentary on Aug. 12 (“Income inequality at all-time high," Chan Aaron, Oklahoma Gazette) is a perfect example of why I love this paper.

He succinctly summed up what is likely to become the state’s largest challenge in the future, and why we are so far behind our peers.

Well Done! Please pass along my best to him, and encourage him to keep up the good work.

— Brad Croy

Oklahoma City

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