Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Letter strengthened opponent’s point


It is interesting to read through David Leonard’s criticism of Tom Forbes’ recent letter to the editor in which Mr. Forbes points out interesting facts about the candidacy of Caitlin Ross, namely that she’s carpetbagging.

The most glaringly obvious and entertaining feature of Leonard’s response is that he did not at all, not once, refute Mr. Forbes’ points. Instead, Leonard brings up some other, partisan examples of carpetbagging in an attempt at misdirection.

The funny thing about Leonard’s little tantrum is that in offering such examples, he only underscored and validated Mr. Forbes’ findings.

I would like to thank Leonard for his service in shedding more light on the validity of Mr. Forbes’ points. Voters, please take note.

Paul E. Zimmerman
Instructor, Philosophy

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