A jewel from the N&O:
In a vote of 85-8, the U.S. Senate voted to implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission ...
Thank God the Senate, in a bipartisan, veto-proof vote, is finally implementing measures to protect our country after much stonewalling by the Bush administration.
Astonishingly, North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole was one of the eight senators to vote against these vital protections. We, the citizens of North Carolina, have heard no explanation for this lapse in judgment But thanks to The News & Observer for informing us in Dome on Aug. 2 that the senator loves her some Bojangles!
I REFUSE TO BELIEVE we can't find a good candidate to run against her ...
Also, last week in the Observer, somebody had this to say:
Please spare me the opinions of middle school and high school kids in Young Voices. Even most 18-year-old voters do not have a clue about the complex workings of the world. Most are just echoing their parents' or teachers' opinions. Let them conduct school elections. Certainly the Observer can find better use for that space.
Guess who just had to respond ;-) While I didn't mention that person's partisan affiliation (Republican), I did have this to say:
The writer is 12th District chair, N.C. Young Democrats.
In response to "We don't need to hear these Young Voices" (July 30 Forum):
The suggestion that young Americans are clueless and unworthy of a forum for their opinions is opprobrious. Young people engaged in the civic process deserve to be treated with dignity, especially since we will be tasked with solving the problems left to us by the more myopic members of our society.
Sam Spencer IV
Have you seen any good letters this week?