Steve Sack's Aug. 31 cartoon of Fred Thompson "testing the waters" makes me wonder how the ex-senator would govern if he became president. Although it became obvious to everyone that Thompson has been running for president, he refused for months to declare his candidacy so he could maintain secrecy about contributions and not have to abide by the rules that govern declared candidates. Secrecy and disregard for the rule of law have been hallmarks of the Bush administration. The last thing this country needs is more of the same.
- MARY VRABEL, MINNEAPOLIS
How much do you want to bet that this dolt voted for Bill Clinton - twice! - in the 1990's? And how much do you want to bet that, if Hillary is nominated by the Democrat Party, Mary will vote for her, too?
It can't be conscious hypocrisy. It has to be just plain stupidity.
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UPDATE: After a brief search, Mary Vrabel's name just happens to turn up on Peacemakersite.org's list of grant recipients. She's apparently (surprise!) a public school teacher in Minneapolis. It's no wonder that she's blinded by ideology when she's getting financial help from a group who gives out money for things like "Restorative Circles", "Bullying prevention", "Respect", "Anger management" and every other left-wing, feel-good fad out there.
Is it any wonder that inner-city schools are crap?