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Our Readers Write

August 21, 2008

Letters to the Editor

Cites examples of congressman’s help

I was saddened to see Joanne McBirney’s partisan attack on our Congressman (Our Readers Write, Aug. 7). Congressman Dreier has always been there for us. Let me give you some examples.

When we needed help to achieve the dream of a new library in La Crescenta, Congressman Dreier was there for us with millions of dollars. Without his extra help, Supervisor Antonovich would have had a harder time getting us the total funding for our new county library. Mark Harmsen, his representative, heard of our needs from youth center to community meeting place and realized our 50–year-old library was just not worthy of our community as we progress into the future. He didn’t ask if we were Republicans or Democrats; we will all use the library equally for all sorts of great things in the future thanks to the Supervisor and the Congressman for making it happen for us.

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A senior citizen in our community needed help with finances, Medicare, retirement needs, no matter how big or small our needs, he was there for her with her needs.

A community member needed help in achieving citizenship, the legal way, and yes his staff was a tremendous help to achieve that goal. These are the stories I know, but there are so many more ways Congressman Dreier has been here to help us. David Dreier has a track record of service and he works tirelessly to support our communities. I know he will continue to do so for years to come and I, for one, am pleased to thank him with my support. — Danette Erickson, La Crescenta

Media running Obama’s campaign

The press is not fooling anyone in their obvious love affair for Senator Obama. The editors of USA Today on Tuesday, Aug. 5 displayed obvious chutzpah when they ran two photos of the candidates. The top photo shows Senator Obama in a suit with a tie behind a podium marked “New Energy for America ” There are two American flags behind him and the image is designed to be presidential. In the photo below is Senator John McCain looking tired, casual, rumpled and tie-less; he is accompanied by his young wife and surrounded by employees of National Label Company in Lafayette Hill , Pa.

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