Arrow-right Camera

Color Scheme

Subscribe now

No sense of dignity

Let’s see if I have this correct. You, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, tell your constituents what a caring Christian representative you are and that you only want the best for us and for America. Then you tell us to vote for a man you know is a narcissist, racist, hate-filled, untruthful, misogynist with absolutely no sense of dignity. He has mocked a disabled person; you said nothing. He disrespected a Gold Star family whose son gave his life for our country; you said nothing. He denigrates women; you said nothing.

You, and your political party, should have some sense of morality to which you hold your presidential nominees, but you do not. To hang on to your political position and power, you will grovel, release your dignity, morals and faith and willingly turn our country over to a man who violates all of America’s beliefs and norms. You are trying to make an abnormal person appear normal, and we will not accept that.

You clearly have no sense of dignity. Or, as Karl Rove said, “if you accept the king’s coin, you have to play the king’s song.” You are playing the king’s song.

Pat Bates


Letters policy

The Spokesman-Review invites original letters on local topics of public interest. Your letter must adhere to the following rules:

  • No more than 250 words
  • We reserve the right to reject letters that are not factually correct, racist or are written with malice.
  • We cannot accept more than one letter a month from the same writer.
  • With each letter, include your daytime phone number and street address.
  • The Spokesman-Review retains the nonexclusive right to archive and re-publish any material submitted for publication.

Unfortunately, we don’t have space to publish all letters received, nor are we able to acknowledge their receipt. (Learn more.)

Submit letters using any of the following:

Our online form
Submit your letter here
Letters to the Editor
The Spokesman-Review
999 W. Riverside Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 459-3815

Read more about how we crafted our Letters to the Editor policy