Letters: Dec. 7, 1998

THE FALL OF NEWT

"As much as I dislike Newt, he deserves better than being a scapegoat for the incompetence of the entire Republican Party." MARK ASCH North Yarmouth, Maine

When Newt Gingrich decided to resign from Congress after the recent elections, he turned on his own confederates [ELECTION REPORT, Nov. 16]. Not only did he chicken out on his colleagues in Congress, he forgot that his primary mission there was to represent the interests of his congressional district back home; by resigning only days after 71% of those citizens voted that he continue to represent them, he betrayed them just...

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