Letter to the Editor
Sunday, February 9, 2020
I think it fair to say that Mitt Romney has had his share of controversy over the years. Not that long ago, seems to me he declared he won the Republican caucus when it actually was found to have been won by Rick Santorum. Most recently he indicated support for voting against impeachment of the president, only to turn and vote just the opposite — the only one of his Senate colleagues to "jump ship.” I believe I am accurate to quote him on this: "Do what is right and let the consequences follow.” Somehow, I have a feeling that will be quite evident in upcoming weeks.
Perhaps Mitt is a fan of the legendary Davy Crockett, who once said: "Be sure you're right, then go ahead.” I could believe it if he were to tell me that he agrees with Ernest Tubb and Sonny James (country singers) who each made a few bucks with the song "Do What You Do Do Well, Boy.” It hearkens back to a simpler time when it was well and good to court your beloved with "give your love and all of your heart and do what you do do well.”
The problem, I guess, is the word "right.” Synonymous with this word are terms such as proper, just, moral, correct, genuine, fitting, appropriate — among others. From what I can tell, Mitt's actions might more correctly be termed "disingenuous.” Only time will tell, I guess. Maybe he was just out to be the "first and only.”
— Bill Kersting, Spencer