Re "He just said `no' to `cliff' solution" (Dan MOrain, Jan. 6): I found the column by Dan Morain about Rep. Tom McClintock interesting and well-researched. However, where was this reasoned examination of McClintock's views during the election campaign?
I never saw that the Bee Editorial Board even interviewed his opponent, Jack Uppal. Nor did I see any endorsement for this very reasoned and moderate Democrat, who ran his campaign on a shoe string with all the substantial big Democratic money going to defeat Dan Lungren.
McClintock refused to debate Uppal and I saw nothing in The Bee chastising him, or putting any pressure whatsoever, so that the public could see the stark differences between the two and their positions, including his total lack of concern over the dire levee situation. Sad we are stuck with this inept politician as our representative with The Bee complicit with the result.
-- Patricia Barnes, Lincoln
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