On March 27, the Sun Journal had an article regarding allegations against the Secret Service and recent misdeeds in the Netherlands. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, was quoted as saying that the incident “shows that the agency has to deal with some people in its ranks who fail to respect the important job the agency is tasked with.”

To me, that sounds like the pot calling the kettle black, as there are more than 500 elected officials in Washington who fail to respect the important job they have been tasked with.

Along with the hierarchy of the Department of Health and Human Services in Maine (who can’t decide who ordered shredding or recycling, or when, or why), it is time to clean house and get rid of the folks who have titles and pay but no real jobs, and then bring in some folks who can do the job.

Alan Elze, Auburn

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