Clean sweep needed

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - OPINION -

“I prom­ise to do my best to help my­self and cheat the rest” seems to be the oath of of­fice taken by our state leg­is­la­tors. We see scan­dal af­ter scan­dal com­ing from our elected of­fi­cials: mis­use of cam­paign funds, sex­ual ha­rass­ment, DUI, not to men­tion the lob­by­ing in­flu­ence. Our schools are ranked among the low­est in the coun­try. Our roads and bridges are an em­bar­rass­ment.

When David Boren was run­ning for gover­nor in 1974, he used a broom as a cam­paign slo­gan, mean­ing a clean sweep of the state gov­ern­ment. Once again we need a clean sweep, be­gin­ning with the gover­nor. When our Leg­is­la­ture is in ses­sion, it seems to be party time for the “good ol’ boys” while the state suf­fers from poor lead­er­ship. Our cam­paign slo­gan for next elec­tion should be “fire them all.”

Rick Jer­man, Ok­la­homa City

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