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Letter: What was it all about?

Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

I can’t believe that the Kane County Chronicle bothered to print this meandering column – “The ‘rights’ stuff” – by Washington Post writer Alexandra Petri (Kane County Chronicle, March 1). What was it all about? Was she supporting John Kerry (and his idiotic comments) or making fun of him? That this replaced letters that you could have printed by paying subscribers is insulting.

How John Kerry ever wormed himself into the position of secretary of state is beyond me. Claims of him being a hero insulted Vietnam veterans. And now he’s representing us around the world by saying, “In America, you have a right to be stupid ... .”  Maybe he was talking about himself. I am no fan of Hillary Clinton, but at least I felt she’d do a hard, honest day’s work.

This is the man who’s going to run things for the next four years? God help us. And Alexandra Petri’s view was a waste of paper. If she’s ridiculing how “stupid” Americans are, maybe she needs to realize that includes her.

Paula L. Coughlan

Elburn

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