Stephen Smith: The two West Virginias (Gazette Opinion)
Stephen Smith Op-ed in Charleston Gazette
FAIRMONT – For some of its members, helping people out of homelessness drives them. For others, it’s LGBT rights and, for others still, it’s concern over the large numbers of people who leave West Virginia each year.
The governor delivered his State of the State on Wednesday night. The West Virginia he described was unrecognizable to most of us.
In Jim Justice’s West Virginia, Jim Justice is the hero of the teacher’s strike, the hero of flood recovery and now the hero of the drug crisis. “I’ve got a tremendous amount of wisdom,” he declared.