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Reader: Vote for me

Posted: Monday, May 21, 2007

I read an article in the newspaper about the financial assets of some of the candidates and am totally confused. Mitt Romney is expected to report between $190 million to $250 million and Rudy Guliani earned something like $11 million as a speaker.

Wouldn’t a few of those workers on minimum wage love a little of that — no raises for them. John Edwards has a hard time calculating his worth at somewhere between $12.8 million and $60 million. Hillary Clinton, who never owned a house before moving into the White House, only lists her assets in the range of $10 million to $60 million.

Now it takes a lot of imagination on my part that they can’t come up with better numbers than that, You see, I don’t have that big of a problem, so I could run for president because my assets vary from about $100 to maybe $100,000 and it would be nice to sweeten that up a little with some of the money they get to add to their fortunes and keep from their campaign donations.

They are all so confused already about the issues that nobody knows where they really stand and if the period of campaigning was cut down to a maximum of maybe six months, they could spend a little more time at work in congress and help the country out. They started partying a little too early this year, but it gives them a year and a half to party and spend all that money on fancy hotels and parties.

I have been ignorant for years about our court system, but just last year a friend who was selected for jury duty told me the judge’s instructions to the jury were that the only person in the courtroom who was expected to tell the truth were the people who placed their hands on the Holy Bible and swore on it. It was the jury who was to decide who was telling the truth.

My mother used a willow switch to teach me to tell the truth, but this old world sure has changed.

Paul D. Morrison

Kenai



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