U.S. Rep. Pete Stark is my hero. So is U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd. They are the only ones courageous enough to stand up to the Republican wall of lockstep talking points and tell the truth, unvarnished and stark as it is.

Republicans at least had enough shame to keep quiet during Stark's speech, until they got the next script from the "leadership." These people are not leaders. They are sheep with no conscience except in those brief shining moments when they hear the truth and recognize it, but then are overcome by their baser instincts, when the script arrives from the White House.

Dr. Judith Allen

Manzanita

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