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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Presidential race
July 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Palin steps down: Was it the right move?

Running with Palin 2012 for shot at presidency Editor, The Times: If I were a Republican interested in becoming president, I’d hitch my star to Sarah Palin’s wagon. She will run for president in 2012. I’d stay so close that after her nomination for president by the Republican Party, she’d have to choose me as her running…

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May 5, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Electoral College bypass

Disenfranchises voters in smaller states I appreciated The Times’ editorial “Electoral College bypass deserves voter scrutiny” [Opinion, May 4]. It is beyond my belief that the Legislature and the governor would consider passing such a bill without prior referral to the electorate. At least the Founding Fathers were a lot smarter than our Legislature and present governor….

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December 3, 2008 at 2:54 PM

Campaign epilogue

Palin and the good old boys I’m beginning to wonder if the Doonesbury sarcasm strip (it certainly isn’t a comic strip) is ever going to stop trying to smear Gov. Sarah Palin. I guess the “style” these days has gone from gracious winning to rubbing salt in the wounds. While it was impossible for Palin to get…

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November 12, 2008 at 3:34 PM

Countdown on the Bush years

Watch closely I really think this is not the time to let our guard down and let President George W. Bush and his associates get away with the crimes they have committed. We also need to watch Bush very carefully to make sure that he does not pass bills that we are against or change the Constitution…

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November 11, 2008 at 4:06 PM

Politics and the presidency

Time to move on Letter-writer Timor Olisker said, “Just remember that as you cheer for President-elect Barack Obama and jeer at Sen. John McCain, each and every one of America’s enemies is doing exactly the same” [“Check yourself,” Times, Northwest Voices, Nov. 7]. Actually, the entire world is celebrating Obama’s victory. Our “enemies” may be happy because…

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November 10, 2008 at 3:48 PM

The election of Barack Obama

Let’s hope for the best Right now, the city of Seattle and the country — at least a little more than half of it — is basking in the postelection afterglow of President-elect Barack Obama’s victory, and the Republicans are imploding and pointing fingers at Gov. Sarah Palin, as expected. Obama said in his acceptance speech that…

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November 8, 2008 at 2:41 PM

President-elect Barack Obama

David Karp / The Associated Press Copies of the latest edition of the weekly newspaper Amsterdam News celebrate President-elect Barack Obama’s victory. Part of the solution Editor, The Times: Mahatma Gandhi once said, “There were seven sins in the world: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice and…

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November 8, 2008 at 2:35 PM

Third-party candidates

Solution to the equation Regarding the glow and wonder of what President-elect Barack Obama has achieved, yes, it is quite amazing; but I have to express my utmost respect for the third-party candidates who ran this year. I especially think of Ralph Nader. I think Nader is right-on regarding his concern that Obama isn’t speaking about the…

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November 7, 2008 at 5:07 PM

President-elect Barack Obama

A first for everyone Though President-elect Barack Obama may have been the first African American to be elected president, this election allowed many of us to experience a first as well [“Obama to the White House: elation and disbelief,” Times, Politics & Government, Nov. 4]. In the 30-plus years that I have been voting, this is…

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November 6, 2008 at 2:13 PM

President-elect Barack Obama

Chris McGrath / Getty Images President-elect Barack Obama gestures during Tuesday’s massive Election Night gathering in Chicago’s Grant Park. We can smile again Editor, The Times: There was a huge hit by Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra in the 1940s called “I’ll Never Smile Again,” written by a woman whose husband had recently died. This octogenarian has often wondered…

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