Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Geoff Seamans to Leave Roanoke Times

The RT announced Geoff Seamans is leaving the Roanoke Times. We had no idea "The Salt Lick" would be so effective so fast. It was not our intention to drive Mr. Seamans from his editorial post; vigorous and honest debate is what keeps our nation healthy.

Nevertheless, in his tenure at the Times, Mr. Seamans inability to control his vindictiveness and spleen usually added more heat than light to public debate. We hope the Roanoke Times will use this opportunity to add intellectual diversity to its the present uniformly Bush-hating anti-Republican staff.

It certainly would be good for Southwest Virginia and the Times itself.