Letter: Politicians mirror the populace
The Oct. 15 Monitor editorial properly takes to task both political parties for the intemperate tone and tenor of their speech. Yet, when reading the letters to the editor that appear daily in the Monitor, can it not be said that the speech of the professional politicians merely mirrors the that of the populace, at least as expressed in those letters? Also, in the spirit of “do as I say, not as I do,” the Monitor editorial staff would do well to ensure that cartoonist Mike Marland takes to heart the advice of the editorial. His constant portrayal of anything Republican or conservative as the epitome of evil only adds to the divisiveness excoriated in your editorial.
DANIEL D. CREAN