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Dishonorable ties

When I was growing up during the 1950s and 1960s, my father always said to me, “Be careful who you surround yourself with and who you associate with, because your reputation will be based on the actions of your associates.” I listened to my father, chose my friends and associates carefully and never regretted doing so.

Apparently Mr. Doolittle has chosen DeLay and Abramhoff for his good friends and/or mentors. That in itself says a lot about this congressman’s integrity and decision-making ability. Speaking of upfront integrity and honesty, why was it again that Doolittle failed to report the value of a luxury box at a Washington sports arena until the Washington Post ran a story on it? Perhaps a lapse of honesty and integrity or simply poor decision making?

If this is the kind of ethical behavior we have representing us in Washington, then I believe the voting constituency in this district would be well served to vote, in the next congressional election, for the candidate who offers more of what this nation was originally founded on. That candidate would not include Mr. Doolittle, who apparently has forgotten what those values are.



Joe D’Andrea

Penn Valley


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