Re "He just said `no' to `cliff' solution" (Dan Morain, Jan 6): Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Elk Grove, is parsimonious on steroids. Anything President Barack Obama or any Democrat suggests gets a resounding "no" from him.
When Morain said McClintock was in his own political universe, he was absolutely correct. McClintock has spent his life, not in medicine, business, teaching, fixing cars, or doing anything else useful.
He is a lifelong political hack, always was and always will be. My hope for Placer County, which is a really nice to live, is that some intelligent Republican will come out of his or her retirement and run against him. I am embarrassed to have him as my representative.
-- Alice M. Wallack, Roseville