A tan­gled truth

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

His­tory can tell us many things, but much de­pends on what you are look­ing for when you read it. Un­for­tu­nately for John McCain, Ru­dolph W. Gi­u­liani, and Fred Thompson, the records show they don’t have a chance in 2008. Not hav­ing a good head of hair is an in­sur­mount­able ob­sta­cle in pol­i­tics, es­pe­cially in to­day’s world of television and Hol­ly­wood men­tal­ity. When Cal­i­for­nia elected a man as gov­er­nor who had no cre­den­tials it demon­strated my as­ser­tion that looks mean more than ever.

If we re­view for­mer pres­i­dents of the United States we will find that only one bald man (a war hero) was ever elected to be pres­i­dent. A full head of hair doesn’t guar­an­tee a win (see John Kerry) but a lack of hair guar­an­tees a loss. Ex­am­ples of failed at­tempts at the of­fice would be Ger­ald Ford, Bob Dole and Hu­bert Humphrey. With their lack of hair, they didn’t stand a chance. Charles Lenny Osprey, Florida

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