Tuesday, July 13, 2004

To the Editor

I'm a member of several online political groups (HRC, MoveOn.org, Democrats.org, etc.)

One of the action calls from MoveOn.org was to send letters to the editors of local newspapers. They provided some pre-written letters, and I sent letters to several papers around here. Well, The Charleston Gazette called me a little bit ago to confirm my letter and to let me know they'll be printing it. So rock on, democracy!

This is the letter:

A New Direction

Vice President Dick Cheney represents everything that is wrong with
politics in this country. Cheney invited the energy industry into his
office to write an energy policy which benefited them at our expense.
He helped deliver $18 billion worth of no-bid contracts to the
scandal-plagued company Halliburton -- a company in which he still
holds hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stock options.

John Edwards, on the other hand, has consistently prioritized ordinary
people over corporations. He's been an advocate for middle class values
and policies which help the millions of families that are scraping to
get by.

Bush and Cheney have had their chance and failed. This November it's
time for the American voters to help them step aside, and to let John
Kerry and John Edwards lead us back in a direction we can be proud of.

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