Responding to the reasoning of the Statesman’s editorial stating, “Bartlett should follow Raney:” Why should we even have elections or elected representatives (precinct committeeman or commissioners) to determine the person to fill the sheriff vacancy? Apparently the writer thinks we should just rubber-stamp whoever the current official suggests. In other words, because a person is currently in a related position, that person should automatically get the job. It’s like saying the vice president or lieutenant governor should automatically get the job if their boss gives them the nod. It appears the Statesman would be more approving of a monarchy or dictatorship.
Daniel Malloy, Boise