Though I agree with virtually nothing Gene Nichol regularly writes in your paper due to his needlessly antagonistic style, propensity to degrade those with a different perspective and lack of solutions to the problems he attributes solely to Republicans, I wholly agree with his Nov. 29 column regarding UNC’s hiring of public relations consultants.
Despite his “biting the hand that feeds him,” he is absolutely correct that the expenditure on lawyers and spin-meisters is astonishingly wasteful without any noticeable return on investment. As he notes, a simple, sincere response from the chancellor is all that is required.
David S. “Steve” Heesacker
Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)