LETTER: Don't be distracted

As a Goldwater Republican, I cannot support John McCain for two reasons; hypocrisy and the economy. John McCain made
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

As a Goldwater Republican, I cannot support John McCain for two reasons; hypocrisy and the economy.

John McCain made the lipstick-pig comment speaking about a woman's (Hillary) health care proposal, yet seemed outraged when Barack Obama made the same comment concerning a man's (McCain) economic agenda. If one is an attack on a woman, so is the other.

Sen. Obama is slammed for being a celebrity but Sen. McCain basks in the celebrity of Governor Palin.

Gov. Palin claims she said "Thanks, No Thanks" to Congress for the Bridge to Nowhere, which she supported in her governor's race. Before she took office, Congress removed the Bridge earmark. The project was not finally stopped until September 2007 when she said it was getting expensive and Congress didn't seem to want to pay for it. If Congress did pay, would she have built?

She says she is against earmarks, but as mayor, she hired a lobbyist and flew many times to Washington seeking money. Alaska has the highest earmarks per person.

"No Thanks" and lipstick are distractions. The real issue? The economy.

Homes are being foreclosed, jobs are being lost, big businesses are being bailed out, the national debt is skyrocketing, the stock market is down, real wages are down, the trade deficit is up and harmful products are still being imported.

All have occured under Republican leadership. Yet we hear the same Republican slogans. No new taxes on the wealthy, free trade, and less regulation.

John McCain says that he will be different. But his advisors are lobbyists and his campaign people ran the Bush campaigns; campaign people McCain accused of lying about him in the 2000 election.

Can we take four more years? Has it been working for you? It hasn't for me. I'm voting for Barack Obama.

Roger Kleckner

Sandusky