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October 18, 2008 at 4:03 PM

8th District congressional race

Be consistent

I was thrilled and encouraged by your endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama for president [“The endorsement game: how the process works,” Editorial column, Sept. 21].

You stated that Obama is “a little young, but brilliant.”

You further stated that if he seems “brainy and professorial, that’s OK. We need the leader of the free world to think things through, carefully.”

And, you contend, that “on numerous issues, from media consolidation to health care, Obama… makes up for a thin resume with integrity, judgment and fresh ideas.”

I wholeheartedly agree.

Yet, there is another candidate in Washington who you have overlooked.

That candidate is also “young, but brilliant”, and “thinks things through carefully” and “makes up for a thin resume with integrity, judgment and fresh ideas.

I am therefore confused and disappointed that you did not extend your logic and endorse the congressional candidate who possesses the identical qualities as Obama: Darcy Burner for Congress.

Burner is definitely “brilliant. ” She has “fresh ideas,” and she is also in step with Obama’s positions on the war, education, energy and the economy. Burner has proposed a detailed plan for moving the troops out of Iraq, which was part of your rationale for endorsing Obama.

If we truly want change in Washington, we need Burner to work for it. I have no doubt that, if elected, she will do just that.

— Kathy Rule, Mercer Island

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