The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 13, 2012

Letters: Fallin should reverse NORCE ‘plan,’ fire Lane

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — The early promise of transparency, fairness and objectivity, which Gov. Mary Fallin promised the voters, has, apparently, failed.

Sen. Patrick Anderson and Rep. Mike Jackson are to be commended for their forthright defense of NORCE’s continued existence, the welfare of the students and their insistence upon open, transparent government.

Wes Lane, chairman of the Oklahoma Commission for Human Services, is an arrogant, presumptuous fool, as displayed by his conduct at the DHS commission meeting.

How chagrined he must have felt afterward when he learned the person he had insulted was an influential state senator.

Knowing Mr. Lane’s mother, those are not the manners she taught him.

Gov. Fallin should reverse the commission’s “plan” or “resolution” and fire Wes Lane, but only after he has apologized to Sen. Anderson for his rudeness. No wonder he was defeated by the voters of Oklahoma County in 2006.

Stephen Jones