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Bashing the Kerrys

| Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Sen. John Kerry's and Mrs. Heinz-Kerry's new book, "This Moment on Earth," has not even received a review, and yet Eric Heyl saw fit to criticize the book based on the authors and the subject matter ("Global snoring inspired by Kerrys," March 18 and PghTrib.com).

I hope his comments will not deter others from reading what will be an interesting and thoughtful book by two people who have a shared interest and concern for environmental issues.

Sen. Kerry has one of the highest lifetime scores from the League of Conservation Voters and his involvement in environmental issues dates back to the 1970s. And Mrs. Heinz-Kerry has received the Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal for Humanitarianism for her work protecting the environment.

However, this book actually recognizes and honors other Americans of all walks of life who have taken on the challenge of protecting our children, our future and our planet. These dedicated people are given an opportunity to tell their stories in this book.

All this information is available at an easy-to-find Web site . Unfortunately Mr. Heyl did not bother to check, intent on just finding fault with the book.

Margaret Vogel Hempfield

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