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Letters for March 27, 2023

You get what you asked for

When the Republican Party decided to canonize Donald Trump, they knew what they were getting. But they didn’t care because he had the war chest. They knew he would grab your daughters’ private parts. They knew he wasn’t the sharpest knife in the kitchen, but it didn’t matter. They were naïve enough to believe they could control him and surround him with intelligent professionals. They were partially correct on that point. Only problem was that he didn’t listen. But they decided to let the reality star subvert their morals, their ethics, their values and most of all, their party.

Now that the most horrible man to sit in the White House may be charged with a crime … they are shocked, surprised and angry. Why? Because it would be a smear on the Grand Old Party. He says he wants them to protest. That his potential indictment, based on sworn testimony, would weaken America. Mike Pence says Americans don’t want to see him charged. Really? That would be the party faithful who believe the party is everything, bigger and more important than the laws of the land.

They decided to get in bed with The Donald. They got what they asked for … and deserve.

Jim Bickel


Watch out for scooters

Regarding the article on the return of Lime scooters to Spokane: Will they also come equipped with humans who are careful of their own and others’ safety, a City Council willing to enact a helmet law, a police force willing to apply the existing fine, a company willing to remove the ones abandoned and blocking sidewalks and curb cuts?

As a pedestrian who has frequently been endangered by scooters careening along downtown sidewalks forbidden to them and the sister of a wheelchair user who is endangered in multiple ways by them, I hope so.

Linda Carroll


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