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McCain’s smug smile

Dear Editor:

I watched the Obama-McCain debate Friday night and came away with a few words that, to me, describe John McCain’s performance: sanctimonious, pedantic, ill-mannered, pushy, pompous, condescending, pious, smug and patronizing.

As he spoke of international affairs and was able to pronounce the names of so many countries and their leaders, he must have thought that was enough to make us devoted believers in his leadership capabilities. For me, had he not had that smug, know-it-all smile and expression on his face most of the time, I might at least have been able to muster a smattering of respect, but, alas, he lost me early in the debate.

I, like so many, am so very tired of the meanness and untruths from John McCain’s campaign. Some say that Barack Obama should be more assertive and aggressive; I rather like the intelligent gentleman and statesman that he is.

Betty Farson

Aspen


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