Letters: Dec. 9, 2002

Hallelujah Time for the Republicans

"A political party like that of the Democrats, which has become a rubber stamp for the Republicans, has no future." MARSHALL RAFTERY Brutus, Mich.

With only 40% of U.S. citizens showing up at the polls, the results of this election can hardly be called a mandate [ELECTION 2002, Nov. 18]. We should make Election Day a national holiday and push voter participation to--gasp!--50% or 60%. Only then could the words mandate and triumph be used honestly. MAGGIE DONALDSON Seattle

Strategist Karl Rove kept the Republican machinery running, but you forgot to mention the fuel. It was...

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