I find Gov. Kemp’s response to the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee’s request for documents pertaining to voting irregularities surrounding the 2018 election – which he oversaw as secretary of state while Republican nominee for governor – laughable at best. Instead of being transparent, Kemp obfuscated, using sleight-of-hand to claim Congress has more important things to do than look into his questionable tactics, such as “exact match,” voter purges and falsely claiming Democrats hacked the voter registration system. Kemp claimed Congress should be providing relief to South Georgia, not investigating his unethical behavior. You’d think the governor of Georgia would know the Appropriations Committee decides relief for hurricane victims, not the Oversight Committee. U.S. Rep. Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands said, “Thank God the Democratic majority can walk and chew gum at the same time.” Well said, Stacey.
In the column, “Does Kylie Jenner’s success prove hard work pays off?” (Opinion, March 12), Mary Sanchez uses the occasion of Jenner’s becoming a billionaire to tout her own hardscrabble path as a “Mover,” under the tutelage of Gwen Martin, to now grace the Kansas City Star’s and other newspapers’ Opinion pages. Of course, Sanchez also uses the Jenner example to play the class-struggle card and deride the “myth” of upward mobility’s prevalence in America. What is Sanchez? The rare exception? Sanchez and other Movers suffered from “nagging doubts and problems with bosses or coworkers,” “unaware of how their class backgrounds lingered and contributed” to these conflicts. Now, readers suffer from her nagging progressivism and its inherent problems. It’s no mystery how Kylie Jenner became a billionaire. It’s still a mystery to me how Mary Sanchez has a newspaper column.
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