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A disturbing contrast

It’s a beautiful day today in Peaceful Valley, with snow on the banks of the Spokane River, making the water that deep charcoal color I love.

I open my paper to the editorial page. (Feb. 9, 2019) I am struck by the contrast between the essay about John Dingell’s last commentary to us all – characteristically gentle, urbane, almost courtly – and possibly the most sour and bitter letter to the editor I have ever read.

John Weisenburger apparently thought that he should vilify Lisa Brown and Jay Inslee with an unsavory display of rhetoric (“Appointment a gift to Brown”). Clearly, he must assume that they threw the first punch, so now he is entitled to excoriate them. Read your words, John, just read them aloud.

Mary Ann Murphy


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