Letters to the Editor

LETTERS Clinton emails, water savings, Netanyahu speech, etc.

The State Department agreed Thursday to review thousands of messages from a private email account that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used for official government business, but it cautioned that the process will move slowly and perhaps take months.
The State Department agreed Thursday to review thousands of messages from a private email account that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used for official government business, but it cautioned that the process will move slowly and perhaps take months. AP file

Playing by their own rules

Re “Clinton violates a basic email rule” (Editorial, March 4): Here we go again with the Clintons. This time Hillary Clinton refused to play by the rules of email to which the rest of our government workers are bound. This goes back to the Rose law firm, White House Travel group, Bill Clinton’s infamous lie to the world about Monica Lewinsky, the whole Benghazi issue which will probably be sorted out during her next campaign.

The Clintons feel they are exempt from having to tell the truth to anyone and will embarrass the country. When will the American people understand that some people, particularly those in high places, believe that rules mean different things to different people? This is simply Hillary thumbing her nose at anyone expecting her to conform to the rules of government.

George Shriver, Roseville

What difference does it make?

So, Hillary Clinton used her personal email to conduct government business in violation of federal rules? No wonder we don’t know what really happened in Benghazi.

Oh well, what difference does it make?

John Schmidt, Folsom

Makes you wonder

Re “Water savings faltered, just like the rain” (Page A1, March 4): Of course water savings have faltered. Many residents have curbed their use of water. Many have let their lawns die and replaced them with zero-water landscaping.

Why then is the current mantra of cities throughout California “Build, build”? Will all the new homes popping up have zero-water landscaping or lush green lawns? Will all the new developments come with water-saving devices? How can people take the drought seriously if housing developments don’t stress water savings? How are we going to provide for newcomers with an already stressed infrastructure?

What little rain our area has gotten seemed to have made people forget our current situation.

Lane Owyang, Elk Grove

Netanyahu speech wasn’t political

Re “Bibi 2015” (Editorial cartoon, March 4): Jack Ohman’s cartoon attempts to depict Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s tough talk in front of Congress as merely a re-election stunt. There’s not a shred of evidence that this is true.

The prime minister came to Congress to tell us that President Barack Obama’s negotiations would fail to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and would ensure that Iran acquires nuclear weapons. The prime minister’s speech systematically laid out why the proposed deal is bad. An editorial cartoon of Obama’s dismissive attitude of Congress, the American people and Israel about the deal with Iran deal would be a good subject.

Ed Kaempf, Granite Bay

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