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Doolittle’s moves

It was hard to believe Congressman John Doolittle’s denials of wrongdoing while he and his wife were involved with Jack Abramoff. How to explain Doolittle’s letters to Interior Secretary Gale Norton on behalf of Indian tribes in Iowa and Massachusetts? Jack Abramoff specialized in peddling his influence for various tribes’ casinos. Now we see how Doolittle tried to influence the Secretary of the Interior to help his “friend’s” clients.

Recent endeavors by Doolittle involve sponsoring bills protecting Christmas symbols, depicting the pain a fetus experiences during an abortion, naming a Los Angeles post office after Ray Charles, naming a Sacramento courthouse after Robert Matsui, and something involving roads in San Joaquin County. What about the roads in Nevada County? Seems there just isn’t enough funding to make Highway 49 safer. According to Doolittle’s spokeswoman, we need to hire a lobbyist to ensure that we get some of that money. Is this the way representative government is supposed to work?

Looks like our congressman is involved in some high-level wrongdoing. Is this who we want representing us? It is time to vote for an honest citizen.



Steve Haimovitz and Diane Perea

Nevada City


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