Re "Bera, Lungren spar on policy" (Page A1, Sept. 26): According to The Bee, Dan Lungren double dipping by receiving both his salary and pension is "doing nothing illegal." I am reminded of the fire and brimstone The Bee hurled against civil servants who double dip, clamoring about the immorality of such practice. This is not a double standard -- this reaches the level of blindness.
Yes, love is blind. The Bee endorsed Lungren in 2010 for his willingness to go across the aisle -- this about one of the most partisan members of the House who voted 99.9 percent with Bush.
This time, I suspect The Bee will endorse Lungren stating that he does not cross the aisle because of his bum knee that spared him from serving in Vietnam, all the while he so supported it.
-- Maria da Luz Alexandrino, Fair Oaks
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