Senator#039;s second look around

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Sen. Russ Feingold's return to the Camellia City brought about a much different view than the last time he was here.

This time he got to see some of the things that we take pride in.

Greenville High School looked immaculate and worth every dime of the $18 million it took to build it not so long ago.

Students were well behaved and the entourage found a facility where learning comes first.

Then there are automotive supplier plants.

They worked very hard in getting ready for a visit from one of the first dignitaries of Feingold's caliber.

Cambrian Ridge looked rather majestic despite a weekend of hard pounding rain, high winds and damaging hail.

The roadways were neat and clean, thanks in part to several city employees who spent last week on litter detail.

Flowers were blooming around town and it was just a great way to say welcome back to the senator.

By far, it was one of the best choreographed events in the history of the area.

Nothing seemed to go wrong and unless you were one of the participants, very few people even realized a U.S. Senator was in town.

Of course, senators tend to do that.

That's why on some occasions, you can catch Sen. Jeff Sessions on a Saturday having lunch at Cracker Barrel as he travels through.

Members of Congress are supposed to be common people just like any of us.

That is how our country's founders envisioned it over 229 years ago.

Yes, they have a few trappings of power, but in the end, they are of the people, for the people and by the people.

We hope this time the senator will write about the good things he was allowed to see on this trip.