Letter to the Editor

H. Schar's letter

Monday, February 1, 2021

In reference to the recent comments of H. Schar concerning my letter to the editor appearing earlier in January, the word "obtuse" comes to mind. You will recall the 1994 movie "Shawshank Redemption, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. The word, as used by Tim's character Andy Dufresne, is used in a conversation with the warden of Shawshank Penitentiary. Andy is pleading with Warden Samuel Norton for evidence to be brought forward so a new trial could be ordered, exonerating him. The warden is having none of it. Finally Andy states, "How can you be so obtuse?" Infuriated, the warden comes unglued. He didn't appreciate being labeled "lacking in insight or discernment" (not too bright, in common parlance).

Anyone reading my previous letter can make up their own mind as to why I didn't appreciate the comments of H last week. I was expressing my view that columnist Seth Boyes was amiss in his criticism of those questioning the veracity of vote counts in the recent general election. Unfortunately, no election is error free. In some circles, votes are not counted properly or they are supplemented in one fashion or another. To express confidence in how these matters are handled in Clay County is my right and my view. I can't say the same for all areas of our country. Period.

Bill Kersting, Spencer