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Mailbag: Switching To Vote Straight Republican

James Bond: I'm voting straight ticket Democrat because of my anger and disgust with Republicans. Republicans must stand for low taxes, less government, personal responsibility and compassion for human beings. Bill Sali is a jerk. I wouldn't vote for him if I was in a good mood. Oddly, his substantive positions are not out of line with someone I'd vote for, but his personality is quite simply awful. I kicked him out of my office once. When I say he's crazy, I'm dead serious that I literally think he's got something mentally wrong with him.

DFO: I, too, will be between a rock and a hard place when I cast my ballot this fall. Sali is a horrible candidate, by most measures, including those provided by respected fellow Republicans, like House Speaker Bruce Newcomb. I'll probably pull the lever for Larry Grant, although the argument about possibly turning the House over to Nancy Pelosi and the soft-on-defense national Democrats is compelling. On the other hand, there are some Third Party candidates in this race who could get my protest vote. Too bad Cecil Kelly ran as a Democrat rather than an Independent.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.