(Re: Editorial: Liberal media aid in Obama's shiny object strategy, May 11)
The Washington Post is shamelessly campaigning for President Obama with the Mitt Romney hate crime hit piece for attacking a boy who bleached his hair in high school. I bleached my hair blonde when I was in junior high school in Downey, Calif., 10 years before Romney's incident, and my gym teacher called me "fruitcake." I didn't know there were any gay people, and I don't think the teacher knew that either.
Anyway, my hair came out orange. I was in a club called the "Lynx" at school. We had jackets, and my girlfriend wore my jacket to show we were going steady. Even when I went on to high school as a track and cross country jock, we didn't know anything about gay people in the '50s.
President Obama is distracting from his gay marriage endorsement, by playing the dirtiest of politics, through his biased media, and this is just the beginning.
Daniel B. Jeffs
Apple Valley, Calif.
He may have been taken behind the rose garden for a good scolding by his boss, but Joe Biden is not stupid. What he did is to grab for himself the headlines at least for one day and gain a whole bunch of followers for whatever comes after 2012.
He knew full and well what he was doing by advocating marriages of the same sex. Aside from whatever his intentions were, Biden has effectively derailed his boss and he will lose the election because a Christian nation will never go for so-called "gay marriages" -- to advocate for such travesty is to promote Sodom and Gomorrah.
Louis Ginesi Dominguez
New 'Day' for Ward 5
On Tuesday, May 15, the residents of Ward 5 will vote in a special election to replace disgraced former Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.
Recently, Democratic Councilmember Yvette Alexander, Ward 7, voiced a concern with the possibility of a Republican joining her on the dais, when she commented: "I would just feel a negative vibe from that." At the end of the day, there may indeed be a Republican sitting on the dais, if for no other reason than simple math.
After the "front-runners" and other candidates divide their votes on Tuesday, do not be surprised if Tim Day is left with more votes than the other candidates. This is an opportunity for the voters of Ward 5 to declare their independence from a system (party) which is obviously broken and do something profound by doing the right thing. Former councilman Thomas, and others before him gave us teachable moments, but they are not really teachable moments unless we truly learn from them.
Marvin E. Adams