LETTER: Carnahan a better choice for U.S. Senate

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | 3:25 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — If management style is an indicator of one's representation in the U.S. Senate, I shudder to think of Roy Blunt as the next senator from Missouri. I worked for the Secretary of State's Office when Roy Blunt was at the helm. Let me say that the "waters were rocky" leading up to my division being "thrown overboard."

We were cast out into a "sea" of the unknown with little guidance, explanation or promise.

In retrospect, I can't say the move was a bad one, but the methods the Blunt administration used were unsettling to say the least. The behind-the-door, closed meetings mapped all the directions to cover the waters of the office of secretary of state, while the cast-offs were blind-sided, misinformed and left to survive on their own.

I certainly hope that any candidate destined for Washington will remember where they came from, the constituents they were elected to represent and the importance of open and honest communication.

From my experience under the leadership of Roy Blunt, his political ambitions outweighed ethical representation of his people.

John Wieneman lives in Jefferson City.

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