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December 16, 2008 at 12:16 PM

Obama’s Senate seat auction

We know better

The older generation will remember former President Richard Nixon’s “I am not a crook” comment and subsequent resignation.

A younger generation will remember former President Bill Clinton’s “I did not have sex with that woman” comment and his impeachment.

Now we have President-elect Barack Obama’s assurance that there were no inappropriate contacts between his team and Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich [“Ill. lawmakers take up Blagojevich allegations,” Politics, Dec. 16]. Really? The public has a better record of judging appropriateness. That is our responsibility, not a politician’s.

— Steve Danishek, Seattle

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