A letter to the editor of the Lebanon Daily News-

As a Republican and strong McCain supporter in 2000, I was disappointed and saddened in 2004 when McCain permanently traded in his maverick credentials and sold out his principles to support George W. Bush. I now find it equally disturbing to see him gamble our security and future with a reckless choice for a running mate.

Gov. Sarah Palin clearly has a bright future in politics. She may even have the depth and diversity of experience to be a vice-presidential candidate four years from now.

The McCain ticket, with all of its newfound “freshness” and despite all of the claims, has quickly devolved into the politics-as-usual that we have come to expect in the last eight years. McCain and Palin quickly emerged from the rhetoric of their convention as the uniters of dividers.

I talk politics with a lot of people from all walks of life. I find it compelling that many of the ordinary Republicans I talk to understand that their families cannot afford another four years like the last eight. We all deserve better.

Christopher Tarsa


A republican who don’t like McCain. Where have I heard that before?

The Lebanon Daily News gave its readers, by adding a tag to the bottom of the letter, the writer’s true identity

Tarsa is chairman of the Lebanon County Democratic Committee.

What are the sentencing guidelines like in Pennsylvania for a Democrat impersonating a Republican. Stow that idea, I’ve been a impersonating a Democrat for many years myself.

Hat tip- Don Surber

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