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Letter to the editor: Power struggle shows Pence not good leader

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 12:01 am

Tea party Republican Mike Pence’s request to have the national school board to come to Indiana to mediate a solution to the ongoing power struggle here in Indiana education system brings into question his leadership skills and his qualifications to be the governor of Indiana. We need real leadership here and we don’t have it.

If we need to call in the feds here, then let’s get the Justice Department and the FBI in here to find out what happened to the 1,300,000 votes that were cast for Glenda Ritz. They were counted, but as we all have learned they didn’t count.

Tea party Mike wasted no time in abusing his position by forming the CECI, the Committee to Expand Corruption in Indiana. From all accounts these appointed members show up for these meetings and just turn the meetings into a battleground. They disrespect Ritz. Turn the meetings into complete chaos. This is not done by accident. This is what they are supposed to do. Look no further than to who appointed these people.

Some people are now saying that the governor should be the one to select who is to be the head of education. Let’s examine this. Tea party Mike would have appointed Tony Bennett. After all, he contributed $25,000 to his campaign. Ritz got 1,300,000 votes. Tea party Mike wants to believe that as one person he knows more than what 1,300,000 people do.

Here in Indiana we need a governor who has leadership skills, problem-solving skills, communication skills, skills to work with others. Within less than a year we have found out that Pence is sorely lacking in all of these areas.

Curtis J. Ransom