Letter: N.H. pretender
I’ve just finished listening to an extensive piece on This American Life on NHPR about the political impact that House Speaker Bill O’Brien has had on our state over the past few years.
It makes me absolutely insane that this pretend New Hampshirite generates such national exposure for such inane proposals and policies. O’Brien has degraded virtually every aspect of life in New Hampshire except his own.
O’Brien’s role as speaker has been the most nasty insult to the intelligence of the average New Hampshirite visited upon this state since Meldrim Thomson and the nuke days. If people like him continue to be elected, then the overall shame that the United States is experiencing in regards to the rest of the world – i.e., educational standards, lack of health care, cost of health care, etc. – is only going to continue tanking this country on the world stage. World leader? If we didn’t have the biggest baseball bat in the world, would we be that?