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May 14, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Troubled GOP

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney has recently been a lightning rod for criticism of the Republican Party.

Problems may lie in policies, not people

Editor, The Times:

On Wednesday, The Times had a full page of stories about the Republican Party [“Plenty of GOP voices, but not the right tone,” News, May 13] — by the way, none written by Times staffers. Each discussed the poor standing of the GOP in terms of personalities –Sarah Palin, Charlie Crist, etc.

Hasn’t it ever occurred to these writers or your editors that the party may be doing poorly because people don’t like the policies it is supporting? This is a far more plausible explanation than whether folks think Meghan McCain is too “curvy.”

If we are going to be a one-newspaper town, please give us real analyses.

— Phil Bereano, Seattle

Stubbornly attached to ideals

Dick Cheney has been hitting the talk shows and making a strong point about the future of the Republican Party: We must be true to our ideals! We must cast out those who are not ideologically consistent. It is less important that we are relevant than that we are pure.

So sign me up, Dick, for the purely irrelevant GOP.

— Glenn Bonci, Seattle

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