Tale of the ties

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

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

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