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Lowell F. Johnson letter: Karls out of touch with his own party

Now that Harriet Miers has bowed out of the U.S. Supreme Court nomination, we know there is a real schism within the Republican Party. While moderates welcomed the nomination, the far-right weighed in and squashed her opportunity.

Now that Harriet Miers has bowed out of the U.S. Supreme Court nomination, we know there is a real schism within the Republican Party. While moderates welcomed the nomination, the far-right weighed in and squashed her opportunity.

North Dakota Republican Chairman Ken Karls has consistently tried to give orders to our senators about President Bush's judicial nominees. He asked Sens. Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan to treat Miers fairly. From statements I've heard by them, I would say they have treated her with much respect. It was the senators on the far right who did not.

It seems to me Karls is out of touch with his own party. It was mostly Republicans who did not give Miers a fair chance. Karls needs to ask the mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all.

Lowell F. Johnson

Wahpeton, N.D.

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