Tale of the ties
Re: Your article in the April 28 edition titled “Still there: Abramoff ties pervade Colorado Senate race” (page 10), this article states that certain politicians are returning monies that some believe lead back to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. It doesn’t matter that these monies may have been connected to firms or companies that Mr.Abramoff was affiliated with, what matters in the politicians’ minds is how this issue will reflect on their future election campaigns.
In contrast, Barack Hussein Obama, and much of the mainstream press, does not feel that association with certain persons should be applied to him. There are no demands that Barack denounce Weather Underground bomber William Ayers. For that matter, coming out with a simple statement saying he doesn’t agree with some of the comments of his mentor and pastor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright appears to have given him a pass in that regard.
L ooking back, the simple word “macaca” brought any idea of running for president to an end for Sen. George Allen of Virginia. However, it appears that a word has more power in the press than the association with one who would be considered a terrorist or even one who could be considered a racist and hater of America. Dave Dahlke Port Orchard, Washington