Letter to the Editor written by Frank Bergen
Two of our state’s constitutional officers, entrusted by voters with safeguarding the vital interests of our citizens, are making news for reprehensible conduct in their official and political capacities. Sixty years ago Joseph Welsh, attorney for a U.S. Senate select committee investigating charges made against public officials by Senator Joseph McCarthy, said in exasperation to McCarthy: “Finally, Senator, have you left no sense of decency?” I’d say the same to Tom Horne and John Huppenthal, who shame everyone of us while remaining themselves shameless. If either had a shred of decency, he would resign today and not attempt to brazen out of their untenable positions. And to all my fellow readers, let me add that we’d not be in this sorry state of affairs today if we’d had the sense to elect to their offices people of integrity committed to serving the people of Arizona.
Frank Bergen, Tucson
The original letter can be viewed here.