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October 25, 2008 at 6:11 PM

Presidential election

Draw the line

Honesty, honor, integrity, and truth. These are old-fashioned values that we all believe in, or so I used to think.

When I saw the Republican Party’s mailer linking Sen. Barack Obama to terrorism, I was appalled. That message is dishonest, dishonorable, deceitful and false. This party has gone to extremes to take this election by whatever means possible, even if it means damaging our American Republic.

Where will the Republican Party draw the line?

Let’s get back to honesty, honor, integrity, and truth.

— Cheryl Lawrence, Seattle

Meltdown

In Robert Johnston’s letter, he urges us to vote for Sen. John McCain because 79 percent of CEOs polled endorsed McCain [“Change you can’t invest in,” Northwest Voices, Oct. 23].

These would be the same CEOs who got multi-million-dollar bonuses while laying off employees. The same CEOs who got golden parachutes while their companies declared bankruptcy. The same CEOs who are laughing in their mansions while the rest of us are worrying about losing our houses due to the financial meltdown caused by their dishonesty and greed.

So yes, if 79 percent of them are voting for McCain, that’s a fantastic endorsement — for Sen. Barack Obama.

— Howard Hance, Snohomish

Think about it

Sen. Barack Obama: community organizer, lawyer, professor and politician.

He has no experience in management or business finance, no foreign policy experience, and he is running for president? He is a fine, charismatic orator.

The liberal press is actively trying to get him elected, even though he is unqualified.

He wants to pull out of Iraq and lose the war. He wants to tax the rich, which will never happen because the rich (Congress) makes laws and will provide themselves with loopholes in the tax code.

He is going to talk with the leaders of our enemies — the same ones who not only kidnapped our embassy personnel in Tehran, but have vowed to wipe us off the face of the Earth, with no preconditions. He proposes socialized medicine, which, if you ask the Canadians and British, is a failure of the highest magnitude.

Most important, he wants to equalize income — spread the wealth, rob from the rich to give to the poor — a basic tenet of socialism.

President Bush’s administration will go down as one of the most inept in history. The Obama administration will be rated far below Bush’s. Terribly sad.

— Ronald Donaldson, Yakima

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