Letters to the Editor

D.C. contrasts

October 29, 2007

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To the editor:

Last week we got a great example of how to accept defeat gracefully and an example of, well, let's say something not exactly graceful.

Sen. Sam Brownback pulled out of the 2008 presidential race like a true statesman, while Nancy Boyda accepted the defeat in the attempt to override President Bush's veto of the expansion of the SCHIP program by calling Bush "morally bankrupt." Name-calling when someone doesn't agree with you is not what we need from our leaders.

I'm guessing that Sen. Brownback will have a greater impact on the debate leading up to the 2008 election than Ms. Boyda will have in seeing that children who truly need medical coverage get it. One could argue that it could be "morally bankrupt" in using poor children as a pawn in attempts to further increase bloated government spending.

I know that she is probably getting advice from the congressional leaders, but she might want to look at their approval rating to see if it is wise to follow their advice.

Whether or not you agree with his political viewpoint, Kansans should be extremely proud in the example Sam Brownback sets for all of us.

Craig Campbell,

Lawrence

Comments

standuporget 9 years, 12 months ago

Bozo the 12 year old tying to act 16 You are a idiot

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years, 12 months ago

"while Nancy Boyda accepted the defeat in the attempt to override President Bush's veto of the expansion of the SCHIP program by calling Bush "morally bankrupt." Name-calling when someone doesn't agree with you is not what we need from our leaders."

After more than 6 years of BushCo, it's abundantly clear that Bush is morally bankrupt and corrupt to the core. So if calling him for what he has proven himself to be is name-calling, then we need more name-calling, not less.

Richard Heckler 9 years, 12 months ago

"Whether or not you agree with his political viewpoint, Kansans should be extremely proud in the example Sam Brownback sets for all of us."

I don't think so. Now the world has the maniac trio working together which now includes Israel leadership who BTW does not speak for all Israeli people.

Cheney's Plan for Iran Attack Starts With Israeli Missile Strike http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/66157

Secret move to upgrade air base for Iran attack plans http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/foreign/display.var.1792035.0.0.php

Better trade in those low miles per gallon vehicles while someone will take them. Bush and Cheney know how to raise the cost of living daily.

Richard Heckler 9 years, 12 months ago

Boyda hit the nail on the head. National Health Insurance for all is the only way thus removing healthcare from the retail circle of competition. It would also keep the expensive ER clear for real ER demands. All should receive equal treatment no matter where one falls on the economic spectrum.

Richard Heckler 9 years, 12 months ago

Brownback,Bush and Ryun hate big government yet love being on a big government taxpayer funded payroll with awesome health benefits. That qualifies as morally bankrupt as well!

jasonc_22 9 years, 12 months ago

i'm certainly not proud of Sam Brownback, and certainly not proud he's my senator.

Bruce Bertsch 9 years, 12 months ago

I'll be proud of Senator Sam when he goes back to being farmer Sam.

1029 9 years, 12 months ago

mr.campbell's letter is both brilliant and clever. it's good that there are such well informed citizens who watch a lot of news and who help to educate the community by taking action and writing such profound and intellectually stimulating letters.

Ragingbear 9 years, 12 months ago

Anyone remember the Shrub's answer when asked about Native American sovereignty?

Ragingbear 9 years, 12 months ago

I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so, because people out there in our nation don't have maps and I believe that our education like such as South Africa and the Iraq everywhere like,such as and I believe that they should, our education over here in the US should help the US, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.

Bush? Or Miss. South Carolina?

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