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February 4, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Advice to Obama

Mind-boggling proposals

Before she passed away, I was confident there could never be an American newspaper columnist to the left of Molly Ivins. Unless someone is just using David Sirota’s name to print excerpts from Chairman Mao, I couldn’t have been more wrong! He gets more bizarre every column.

In his advice to President Obama this week [“Congressional progressives must push Obama to the left,” syndicated column, Feb. 2], he refers to George W. Bush as an extreme conservative!

Even in a city that leans so far to the left it could topple into Puget Sound any day, I can’t imagine there are more than a handful of basket cases that can relate to Sirota. Most have to wonder why any newspaper would print this stuff.

As he begins his campaign for re-election, President Obama has made a few appointments to “expand his base.” But, he is still making further mind-boggling proposals designed to turn the “land of the free” into “the land of the freebies.” One has to wonder if the country will even exist as a nation in four years.

If he starts taking Sirota’s advice, God help us all!

— Gary McGavran, Bellevue

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