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letters | THE VP FACE-OFF

GOP ticket shamelessly shakes the Etch A Sketch

Paul Ryan achieved a draw in the vice presidential debate Thursday by emulating his running mate and senior partner, Mitt Romney. They have digested the Karl Rove textbook of practical political aggression: Attack your opponents’ strong points, and copy their language if it appears successful.

No swift-boating (yet), but Ryan repeatedly uttered “bipartisan,” “across the aisle,” and “middle class,” all of which are canceled out when one considers Romney’s comments about the 47 percent and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s endless filibusters in the Senate.

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Meanwhile, the Republican ticket continues to shake the Etch A Sketch.

If they win, I’m moving to Canada, where conservatives have a sense of decency.

David H. Spodick


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