Roscoe Cunningham’s Lament

My former legislative colleague Roscoe Cunningham (who used to buy a pan of sweet rolls to induce his Appropriations Committee members to attend his pre-meetings) bought the Sumner Press and opines each week in “Roscoe’s Journal.”

The end of March I wrote how the Lawrence County attorney (The Law Factory), turned newspaper publisher, was pushing for imprisonment of the Guantanamo terrorists in the local state prison.

Yesterday—yes, the Post Office delivered his May 7th edition in one day—Cunningham writes,

“Newest Time has a prominent article on Hardin, Montana, reporting the effort of that impoverished community to land the prisoners to be released from Guantanamo.

“Such moment in the spotlight could have been Lawrence County’s had any of our masters recognized the potential of the Press’ proposal made in December the Sumner Correctional Facility be Guantanamo’s replacement.

“Tragically, $50 million has been ear-marked to be sent overseas for their care.”

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