Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Schweich: Post-Dispatch needs to apologize; I love Joplin

A St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial accusing State Auditor Thomas Schweich of caring more about his budget than about Joplin residents recovering from the May 22 tornado struck a wrong chord with Schweich.

The editorial included this passage:

In a nutshell: The governor is wrong to cut the auditor's budget to pay for rebuilding the devastation caused by the Joplin tornado.

That's right. Mr. Schweich wants the court and the public to believe that his budget is more important than helping a city rebuild from one of the worst natural disasters in our state's history.

Mr. Schweich, were he granting interviews, probably would take issue with that characterization, but that's what his lawsuit does.

Schweich offers his response in the accompanying video.

Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/article_60a3ab41-3d44-53e1-a61d-eb08a4f24641.html#ixzz1WZOhbKml

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