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Rodeo mask fracas silly

It is with utter disbelief that I read of the rodeo clown who wore an Obama mask at the Missouri State Fair; not because the clown wore a mask, but because of all the uproar that followed. God forbid any bank robber choose to wear the facsimile of our current president.

Why, the feds might pull out all the stops in hunting down such a criminal and make sure he attends sensitivity training. Give me a break.

David Michaelson

Harrington, Wash.


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Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.