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Voter apathy or frustration?

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:I’ll be the first to tell you that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s strength is from the neck down. If you take enough equine growth hormones, you’re bound to act like a horse’s behind. Even so, the flak he took for the “girlie-men” comment seems a bit extreme. The media feasted on the carrion of Arnold’s blunder, as we are reminded that someone is always available to take offense. California “Democratic leaders” played the oppression card on behalf of the gay community to promote some other agenda. Arnold’s detractors, using a foolish reference to fictional characters from a television parody (“Saturday Night Live”), tried to slam an actor-gone-governor on behalf of effeminate people everywhere. Isn’t that special.Republicans and Democratic leaders are so consumed with enmity for their opponents that they have spawned the most politically indifferent society in the history of the United States. Voter apathy, you say? How do you choose between a half-filled 10-gallon hat and a Yankee with more personas than Sybil?I don’t consider myself to be unsympathetic to most causes, nor do I wear the membership badge of some victimized group. It’s just that I can no longer keep track of the political hordes that milk the distinction of being oppressed and do so by taking out advances on the toil and anguish paid for by another, more deserving generation. Bruce A. MunroeNew Castle


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