Clovis’ Will Cockrell writes to counter a Portales man’s recent letter on liars in politics:
I’m somewhat surprised at the disparity in perceptions between Kirby Rowan and myself, given that we live, read and listen in the same geographical region.
I applaud him for the conviction to speak his beliefs, but I couldn’t disagree with him more.
It would seem all politicians strive to tell us what they think we want to hear, but as I view it the Obama, Pelosi, Reed, Biden, Frank, Dodd, Schumer crowd win the liars’ contest hands down.
The urgency of passing the stimulus bill; the true cost of Obamacare; the maximum unemployment rate; the “I hardly know that person” statements; the sweetheart loan deals from Fannie May & Freddie Mac; the real estate deals for the Obamas in Chicago; the $14 million grant to Oregon State coincidental with the non-firing of Michelle Obama’s basketball coach brother, etc.
I fully respect Rowan’s right to his beliefs, but I would encourage him to be as specific about the lies told, as about the names of those who told them.