Letters to the editor – Tuesday (12-9-08)

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 8, 2008

Now we know the bigger plan
Caroline Kennedy got her Uncle Ted to endorse Obama for president. Obama appointed Hillary Clinton, the senator from New York, as his secretary of state, leaving her Senate seat open for a replacement by appointment.
That was considered a brilliant move, because it stopped Hillary from running against Obama in the next election.
Now we know the bigger plan. Caroline Kennedy has asked to be appointed as Hillary’s replacement as senator. Appointment eliminates all danger of her not being elected because she has never held public office. As incumbent senator, she would surely remain in office by election.
This move is even smarter long term for the Democratic Party than the appointment of Hillary as secretary of state.
As long as Obama stays in favor, this Kennedy will be a Democratic candidate for president eight years from now.
ó Janet Dennis
China Grove
No federal bailout for automakers
I am against a government (taxpayer) bailout for the Big Three automakers or any other corporation.
No corporation should be allowed to become “too big to fail.” I would not object if the oil companies or the United Auto Workers union bailed out the auto companies.
After all, the oil industry and auto unions have made billions over the years because of the Big Three.
I think that the “free market” should be free. We supposedly live under a capitalist system, but it goes against capitalism for the government to bail out some companies, and allow others to fail. If closed shops can’t compete then they should open up or fail.
The government should support the people first, not Big Business and Big Labor.
ó Chuck Mann