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Letter: Gov. Parson’s speech was just a self-indulgent ego trip

Letter: Gov. Parson’s speech was just a self-indulgent ego trip

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Regarding “Parson blasts GOP’s ‘disgusting scheme’” (Feb. 2): Are we supposed to feel sorry for Gov. Mike Parson because he had to give his State of the State speech without a full in-person audience of friendly faces? This seems pretty self-centered and tone deaf considering that most Americans, for the last year, have been working, teaching, visiting, doing business, holding meetings, etc., on Zoom and other platforms without the benefit of an in-person audience.

An audience is not necessary to convey the state of Missouri’s condition. Just tell us what it is; the majority of us watch it on TV anyway. Skipping the self-indulgent ego-trip without complaining is the least Parson could do.

Sue Jarrett • Oakland

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