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October 16, 2012

Letter: Putting an end to political arrogance

To the editor:

Let us understand something.

The Republican and Democratic parties are not the parties of our grandparents. Please vote for the candidate with the most character and common sense.

Many of us have had it with this “do as I say, not as I do” hypocritical attitude of some of our elected politicians (not leaders). We didn’t elect them because we thought they knew what was best for us; we elected them to represent us — to do what the majority of their constituents want and represent us.

I have asked U.S. Rep. John Tierney, my representative in Congress, point-blank and to his face in front of a packed auditorium at North Shore Community College if my family’s health care is going to be the exact plan he and his family will have. His long-winded, political narrative of an answer would have made Ernest Hemingway jealous. All we wanted was a yes or a no.

At the same town hall meeting, I was able to ask a second question. “Mr. Tierney, do you favor term limits?” His answer this time was short, “We have, and it’s called elections.”

Now I know what to do.

Insanity can be defined as when we keep electing these same clowns and expecting different results!

I don’t care if you’re Republican, Democrat, independent or illegal alien, please help put a stop to arrogance like this man shows.

AL ALLAIN

Danvers

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