Regarding the Sept. 28 column “Condemning not the state of our laws, but our souls”: J. Peder Zane grew increasingly apoplectic in his denunciations of Hillary Clinton. He reached a mouth-frothing stage in his column, when he called out Hillary Clinton for “false statements,” “venomous ignorance,” “contempt” and spewing “poison for partisan advantage.”
If Zane were capable of even a modicum of objectivity, he would have to acknowledge Donald Trump’s serial lying, his paucity of information about and understanding of national and world affairs, his expressions of contempt for women, Muslims, Mexicans and persons with disabilities, and his vile and hateful language on the campaign stump.
Responsible partisan commentary does not consist of dwelling obsessively and exclusively on the perceived negatives of one candidate, with no offer of reasons why the other candidate is to be preferred.
Rather than spending all of his time excoriating Clinton, is it not time for Zane to tell us, forthrightly, what exactly he so admires about Trump and offer a catalog of the virtues he believes his hero would bring to the office of president of the United States?
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