Originally created 09/19/00

State's suit hurts Aiken workers



South Carolina Attorney General Charlie Condon should be ashamed of himself. It also appears to me he's shooting himself in the foot.

In filing suit against Firestone he is in actuality filing suit against his fellow South Carolinians. The last time I checked, that's who was working at the plant in Aiken County.

Mr. Condon says he will not yield to political threats. In taking such harsh action, could it be he's generating headlines that may benefit a future political aspiration?

Firestone certainly has a full legal plate at present and all this will play out in the courts without Mr. Condon's turning on the very people who elected him.

None of the defective tires were produced in South Carolina. I know the folks in our area would appreciate Mr. Condon butting out and letting the fine folks at FirestoneBridgestone Aiken County continue their unblemished work on their new jobs.

Johnny Hensley, Augusta