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Dental records aren’t enough

Thank-you for the humor that is continually expressed on The Union’s Ideas & Opinion page.

Why does it matter that Mr. Bush’s military service records finally get the full light of day 30 years hence? What’s wrong in knowing the background and true character and credibility of any individual, man or woman, who is in the position of sending thousands of our military sons and daughters to their death, or sometimes worse, maimed for life fighting a just-cause war in Iraq?

Isn’t character and credibility demonstrated at an early age, say at least in your 20s? My religious upbringing taught and showed me such, and I attempt to do so for my two sons. I can’t ask them to look up to Mr. Bush.

What a laughing joke that one dental appointment and some pay stubs are used to prove Mr. Bush honorably served our nation during the Vietnam war. Is this what Carl Rove thinks the American public will swallow? Apparently the ditto-heads have.

And don’t give me 30-second political commercials, landing on an aircraft carrier, or going to church on Sunday to demonstrate character or creditability. Show me the money, G.W. Not your dental appointments.

Paul B. Elias

Grass Valley

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