Monday, March 8, 2010

Letter to Statesman

Pitt’s false implications

Recent Letters to the Editor extolled Leonard Pitts. I admit he does write well. He also cleverly interprets facts by false implications.

In his column ((2/17/10), Pitts accuses Sarah Palin of “shameless hypocrisy” in that she described the president as “a charismatic guy with a teleprompter.” Pitts asserts that she meant that teleprompter use was “the mark of an insubstantial” person while using one herself. That is absurd. Her obvious point was that anyone can read off sentences and appear knowledgeable.

Without a teleprompter, the president makes serious errors. During the campaign he blundered into “spreading our wealth around,” a socialist idea. Then he planned to campaign in “57 states!” Still, even reading a teleprompter can be embarrassing as when Obama pronounced corpsman as “corpse-man.”

However, when Palin spoke to the National Republican Convention, her teleprompter malfunctioned but she continued without a hitch. Pitts is barking up a wrong tree!

Carl Schlaepfer

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