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Send Salazar packing

Dear Editor:

Proof for an “exercise in futility” often requires making the effort to actually experience it.

Recently I wrote to my 3rd Congressional District representative as a “concerned constituent,” merely asking “why” he voted for health care reform. Substance for my inquiry was as follows:



• A valid question since the bill barely passed 219-212, with 33 Democrats voting against it!

• A justifiable concern because 70 percent of his constituents oppose the measure!




• An honorable intent with my concern that he would support applicable law in Colorado!

Certainly, there’s reason to question my mental state, since my inquiry presented a challenge beyond the “realm of political reality.” But, since most politicians do not “reply,” they simply “respond,” I wasn’t disappointed. I got what I expected – proof of an exercise in futility!

The “response” was a “fine print” three-page press release dated back on March 21, the very day the bill passed. A hand-written note confirmed “This is in response to your letter dated 5/24/10.”

We old people have trouble reading fine print, and we really get skeptical when furnished with too much information. Avoiding all the drivel, I proceeded to the “bottom line” knowing that there would be a strong close, which I quote: “The legislation will reduce the deficit by over $100 billion over the next 10 years and by about $1 trillion over the second decade.” Now, it’s my turn to “reply.” If we can’t trust our 3rd District congressman, whom can we trust?

Seriously, I’ll tell you who: Bob McConnell is the Republican candidate who will defeat John T. Salazar in November and provide us with the strong leadership and honest representation that we deserve!

Congressman-to-be Bob McConnell is “going to send Salazar packing!” Then we will have a representative we can trust. Ask him a question and you get an honest reply … not a response!

God Bless America!

Richard Doran

Parachute