- - Wednesday, October 25, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Showing the highest degree of disrespect, Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, verbally slapped his — and our — president and commander in chief in front of the whole world by suggesting that President Trump “leave [foreign policy] to the professionals for a while” (“Trump slams ‘incompetent’ Corker ahead of key Senate meeting,” Web, Oct. 24).

Mr. Corker’s political arrogance showed the whole world why the American people voted for a non-politician to sit in the Oval Office. That Mr. Corker considers our legislators in Washington to be a cadre of professionals tells us all that many of our current legislators in both parties have probably been polishing their chairs in Congress with the seats of their trousers way too long and are overdue for replacement. When these folks start to consider their own sweet selves ‘professional legislators,’ it is time for them to pack their carpetbags and go home.

George Washington, could have been president for life, but when offered a third term, refused, believed that two elected terms to political office were sufficient for any citizen of a nation that was to be governed by its own citizens. After that, another citizen should mount the stump and run for the office. Washington’s action pretty much set the standard that longevity in public office is more of a bane than a boon to America’s political posture.

K.J. DOLNEY

Columbia, S.C.

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