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Caughey: Whether you’re an elephant or donkey, grow thicker skin

What a hoot! Julie Charneskie (letter to the editor, October 15 Summit Daily), obviously a Democrat, was "shocked and offended" by Debra Irvine's political ad in your October 11 edition. I went back and looked at that ad. What was so offensive? Pointing out how Rep. Hamner votes on important issues? Don't all candidates who are running against incumbents do that? What "negativity and cruelty" does the ad employ? I could find no untruths or misstatements in it. Hamner should be proud of her voting record and willing to defend it. I find it particularly strange that a Democrat would find the ad "offensive" when one considers the history of Democratic political tactics in virtually every election (pushing Grannie over a cliff and the like). Come on, Ms. Charneskie, it is you and not Debra Irvine, that needs to stay out of politics. You could not handle it.

C.W. Caughey

Breckenridge