Letter: From Ayotte, a far-right strategy
The death of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, was a tragedy to be sure, but Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Horn’s defense of Sen. Kelly Ayotte (“Inflammatory cartoon,” Monitor letter, Feb. 20) rings hollow because it lacks perspective about ineptitude by our leaders.
Americans are entitled to the full truth from those who govern us. But many Americans believe they never received the full truth about how George W. Bush and his top advisers overlooked multiple clues preceding the 9/11 attack that killed more than 3,000 Americans.
And many Americans believe they never received the full truth about Bush’s rationale for the ineptly managed Iraq war, which thus far has killed 4,500 military personnel, mentally and physically maimed hundreds of thousands more for life, killed an estimated 130,000 Iraqi civilian men, women and children, and will eventually cost our nation
From her first day in office Ayotte has adopted the strategy of the far right, spending all her time loudly objecting to and attacking anything and everything Obama or Hillary. But noise is not progress and having soundbites featured on TV is not fulfilling the duties of a senator. If Ayotte wants to act like a caustic Ann Coulter, let her give up her day job and go to work for Fox News. As Lee Iacocca said, “Lead, follow or get out of the way.”