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Letter: Some observations about North Dakota politics today

The Campaign: o Politics in North Dakota seems to have joined the national political campaign by wallowing in the mud day after day. Why can't Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer tell us what they are going to do for the citizens of North D...

The Campaign:

• Politics in North Dakota seems to have joined the national political campaign by wallowing in the mud day after day. Why can't Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Rep. Kevin Cramer tell us what they are going to do for the citizens of North Dakota and refrain from the constant mudslinging (or even worse yet if that cow bellowing ever turns around!)?

• And, please dear candidate, don't say "....those nasty ads are placed by someone we have no control over." Come on, show a little spine, tell them 'No, not in North Dakota!'

• Why can't those we elect to represent us in Washington go there and give us a full year of work. You don't need to be flying home every couple of weeks (at whose expense?) to tell us what a great job you are doing. Just send us a letter (on paper please).

• By the way, the August recess for Congress originated before the days of air conditioning in the Potomac Flats, so you don't need to take that time off.

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• And, if you can't manage to handle this as Shakespeare said writing Romeo & Juliet "...a plague a'both your houses."

The Supreme Court Appointment:

The pending appointment has turned into the dirtiest, meanest action probably ever undertaken by members of the U.S. Senate. When I was in high school my American government class instructor referred to the Senate as "...the greatest debating society ever in the world." Not any more.

As Joseph Welsh, chief counsel for U.S. Army during the Army-McCarthy hearings in June of 1954, said to Sen. Joe McCarthy "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?" Frankly speaking, there does not appear to be many senators left with any sense of decency! Or better yet:

Maybe the best thing for all of us folks in North Dakota who are sick and tired of the muckraking would be to turn the TV/radio off and dig out that great Four Tops 45 from 1966, relax and listen to them sing "...shake me, wake me when it's over'!

Connor lives near Starkweather, N.D.

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