Re "House GOP's backers flinch" (Page A1, Oct. 10): How did we get in this mess? Where do we think these politicians came from?
George Carlin had it right 15 years ago when he said something like the American voter elects people from what the system produces. It's the best we can do. We don't have much to work with. Garbage in, garbage out may be a little strong, but we can only measure results.
So what do we do about it? Don't vote? If you do vote, do you have the right to complain? We created this mess. Now how do we get out of it? I don't want more of the same.
Maybe a Bee reader has a solution. If so, run for office. I'll cast my one treasured vote for you and hope for the best.
-- Phil Glaiberman, Granite Bay