The top law enforcement official in our state needs to be competent, credible, honest, hard working, and beyond reproach. Unfortunately, our current attorney general, Tom Horne, fails to exhibit too many of these attributes.
Any attorney general should know what to legally do and then do it immediately when involved in a “fender-bender.” Also, if having an alleged tryst is deemed necessary it should take place on his own time and not on the taxpayers’ time and dime.
While some cronyism is to be expected and perhaps tolerated in political circles, hiring someone that is imminently unqualified for a position is not good politics, public policy or public relations.
Still unclear is whether Attorney General Horne knowingly manipulated his election to his current office in an unlawful or deceitful fashion. He’s making news for all the wrong reasons, i.e., questions are arising about him breaking the law rather than him upholding the law.
Attorney Horne either needs to resign, be impeached or be recalled. Since the GOP will probably protect one of its own, the best we can hope for is that the voting public will have an excellent and long memory and never vote for Mr. Horne in any future election.
Richard K. Meszar, Ed.D.