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Kay Syvrud letter: Janklow little more than insensitive oaf

Saturday, Sept, 27: "Janklow pleads not guilty." After reading the article, I am beginning to wonder if I am some sort of simple-minded, unsophisticated thinker. Bill Janklow, driving over 70 mph on a 55 mph country road, careens through a stop s...

Saturday, Sept, 27: "Janklow pleads not guilty."

After reading the article, I am beginning to wonder if I am some sort of simple-minded, unsophisticated thinker. Bill Janklow, driving over 70 mph on a 55 mph country road, careens through a stop sign and hits a motorcyclist who is killed instantly. One can only imagine, with horror, the condition of this poor man's body after the collision with Janklow's Caddy.

Now, this same Bill Janklow, who has a long history of breaking speeding laws, making excuses for doing so, and even joking about it, has pleaded "not guilty" to all the charges involved in this case. I hesitate to call it an "accident" since Janklow's long-time driving habits can only be described as "an accident waiting to happen."

His half-hearted apology in a recent press conference dwelt more on his continuing career, his injuries, and a general "pity me" performance, rather than on the horror of killing another human being whose grieving family expected better from Janklow.

Well, being "so sorry" won't cut it with simple-minded people like me (and others, I hope) who think Janklow should have resigned his Washington post immediately and begun some true repentance for what he has brought on Randy Scott's family.

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It would be a refreshing start for thinking of others first, before you try to duck and cover your own tail and plead "not guilty" to a crime that too many families like Scott's have endured, thanks to arrogant, "touch-me-not," insensitive oafs like Janklow.

Kay Syvrud

Hawley, Minn.

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