Re: June 20 letter from Jim Jerow, “Georgetown County leaders swimming upstream on pool spending plan:”
In a recent letter, a local Republican leader laid bare the callous and mean-spirited attitude underlying the Republican approach to those less fortunate. In discussing why Georgetown County swimming pools are unnecessary he stated: “The YMCA in Georgetown has a pool. We have an ocean and we have rivers......and many people have their own swimming pools.”
This fantasy view of the availability of safe and hospitable swimming facilities in our county for the majority of its citizens reminded me immediately of the alleged comment of French Queen Marie Antoinette upon hearing that the French peasants could not buy bread, “Let them eat cake.” Marie, if she actually said that, at least had an excuse: She was born into royalty. The Republican leadership has none.