Re "$300 million in fines urged in blast" (Capitol & California, July 17): After reading the recap of the horrendous pipeline explosion in San Bruno, I was reminded of Jack Ohman's deft cartoons harpooning policies in Texas connected to a similar tragedy recently. His righteous indignation was mighty and begged the question: "Why can't they be more like us?"
So I eagerly raced to the opinion page certain that Ohman would assuredly thrash California practices and inspection policies with some droll cartoon related to the San Bruno disaster. Imagine my disappointment upon finding none. A certain level of ethics is at work here, albeit situational ethics -- the most popular kind.
-- David Collum, El Dorado Hills