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Letters to the editor – Sunday (8-17-08)

Nation needs a leader who acts presidential
It is disturbing to me that I see repeated references to a presidential candidate of this country as acting “too presidential.” Have we had Bubba in the office for so long that we have forgotten that a president is supposed to act like a president and not be a blathering fool?
It hurts to see that the people of Europe are able to recognize someone with leadership possibilities while we accept infantile campaign ads. Please don’t be fooled by the spin men. Actually think about what the campaign is about; visit the Web sites where the candidates spell out their programs and remember what a huge mess the next president must clean up.
ó Donald C. Tracy
Salisbury
Unenlightened choice
County officials remind and encourage us yearly to be good citizens and shop in Rowan County. I find it disturbing that these same officials shopped in Lexington for a company to do the lighting job at the Rowan County fairgrounds. I know the bid might have been a little higher for a Rowan company, but they have to pay Rowan’s higher gas prices. This past Saturday (Aug. 9), gas was $3.53 in Davidson and Davie counties. Maybe this year we should all shop around for the cheapest price for gas, Christmas gifts, remodeling, etc.
ó Barbara Madden
Salisbury
Unite our efforts
Our schools and students are in such need. There should be a well-coordinated grand giveaway of school supplies in our community. Everyone should join together. So many groups have separate back-to-school-supplies giveaways. Churches, sororities, fraternities, civic organizations, businesses and others could be as one, not separate. It is about God, not about ourselves. Let us benefit our entire community. Let us get busy about the Master’s business. I am joining my hands with you. Let us have a vision.
ó Emma Hunter
Salisbury

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