Letter to the Editor:
Can't be bought
The Daily Oklahoman - June 10, 2003
TO THE EDITOR:
Regarding "Ex-commissioners want Anthony to step down" (news story, May
23): I couldn't believe my eyes when I read that Ed Apple and Cody Graves
were calling for the ouster of Corporation Commissioner Bob Anthony. Anthony
has protected the people of Oklahoma on utility overcharges and gone to
court on behalf of Oklahomans to get back those overcharges. Anthony can't
be bought, so they want him out.
The excuse they gave is that Oklahoma can't attract new businesses with
Anthony on the Corporation Commission. I guess what they're trying to say is
that if we don't let businesses gouge and cheat Oklahoma consumers, they
won't locate here. I say we can do without more crooks.
I'd like to thank Anthony for his great contribution to the people of
Oklahoma. If every state office were held by people of his integrity, I'd
pay my taxes with a smile. There are irregularities at the Insurance
Commission, Tax Commission, state Health Department, etc. And who do they
want to resign? Bob Anthony!
I guess honesty won't be tolerated in Oklahoma state government.
Jerry R. Marlar, Ponca City
© 2003 The Daily Oklahoman
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