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Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Would any pass?

I would like to see the news media do evaluations of our politicians. Quarterly might be asking a lot, so annual evaluations will do. But instead of pointing out all of their faults (which we know are many), let's evaluate the positive.

1. Find just three politicians who have not told a lie. (Distorting the truth and not telling the whole truth, and nothing but, is a lie).

2. Find three politicians who do not have a financial “sugar daddy” who influences their decisions.

3. Find three politicians who do not pad their expenses for reimbursement.

4. Find three politicians who have not cheated or stolen in some way with the power of their office.

We should give a huge award to any politician who can pass all four of these. I trust the media will scrutinize anyone who comes forward and claims he or she can pass muster. This shows the caliber of politicians we really have.

John W. Newhouse


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