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Letters | WELCOME, SENATOR-ELECT WARREN

Judge politicians by their works, not their charisma

US Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren walked past members of the media Wednesday as she made her way to the podium at the State House for her first post-election news conference.

Steven Senne/ AP

US Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren walked past members of the media Wednesday as she made her way to the podium at the State House for her first post-election news conference.

I was offended by Brian McGrory’s column “A woman of few words” (Metro, Nov. 12). I am an ardent Elizabeth Warren supporter, not because of her glamour or lack thereof, but because of her values. She is a novice politician, but I trust her to represent me well when she heads to Washington in January.

It is unfair to discredit her for failing to give a stellar performance in front of reporters shortly after an exhausting campaign. It’s time for us to accept our politicians as the human beings they are, and learn to judge them by how they vote and what they stand for, rather than by how charismatic they are in public.

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We don’t need a celebrity-status senator, or one who looks to cloud the issues by hiding behind props such as a truck or jacket; we need a smart senator who will vote for us, as Warren says, not just some of the time, but all of the time. I’m glad Massachusetts has reaffirmed its values in voting for someone who is just that.

Lisa Rucinski

Newton

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