Wrong to publish blog post likening Obama to vampire

Your publication ought to raise the standards by which you allow individuals to post articles on your blog, especially when it concerns those characterizing the president of the United States.

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John Feehery’s July 13 blog comparing the president of the United States to a vampire and referring to him as “Count” is insulting and inappropriate. I dare say that had such a comparison been made about a president of the party to which Mr. Feehery belongs, there would be apoplectic outrage from Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and a myriad of other groups — Democrats included — and a loud clamoring for a rightfully deserved apology.

President Obama has embodied great change in this town including the concept of respect among and between individuals whose philosophy and policy positions differ. The president continues to lead us away from the politics of personal acrimony to one of respectful public dialogue. His administration has allowed every American to engage in conversation about new ideas, even when they disagree, without resort to personal insult.

Mr. Feehery ought to apologize for what can only be described as an inconsiderate, insulting and ill-fated rant. The president, and his office, deserve a great deal more respect than was afforded by not only the writing, but in The Hill’s decision to publish it.

From Sean Patrick O’Shea, esq.; former adviser to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and White House Office of Cabinet Affairs under President Clinton, Washington

Sickening hearings and Chicago mob

It seems that we as true conservatives have to repeat our requests so often to our congressmen and senators (especially the ones from Maine).

Now, I read that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court all by himself — what WIMPS we have in the Senate (Wallowing In the Majority Pig Sty).

If all of them would stand for something, instead of falling for everything, we might be able to send a message to the Democrats, despite their 60-vote filibuster-proof majority.

The sickening “hearing” was enough to gag a maggot, for certain. Isn’t Sonia just the perfect person to have on the Supreme Court?  Certain to vote against anything positive for America, and certain to vote for even more against our unborn children.

I would like to stand at the Senate podium and ask each and every senator where their common sense has gone and why they are such WIMPS! I believe that too many have allowed their backbones to deteriorate, because they have been promised much in return for their votes, or because the Chicago mob that has taken over our Capitol has threatened them.


From Sharon I. Rideout, Hermon, Maine