Letters to the Editor

Mum's the word

The people affected by the January freeze should appreciate presidential candidate John Edwards' promise to take an appeal for federal disaster designation directly to President Bush.

Rep. Devin Nunes thinks, "Edwards ought to keep his mouth shut."

For years, as the debacle in Iraq unfolded, Rep. Nunes and the other Republicans in Congress gave the Bush administration whatever it wanted. There was no oversight, and oversight is what the Congress is supposed to be doing. Rep. Nunes and the Republican Congress did not say a word while terrible mistakes went unchecked.

Yes, I'm sure that if there is one thing Rep. Nunes is an expert at, it is keeping his mouth shut.

Robert Long