Letter hits 'new high in low'

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The letter “Ann Romney had it easy” by Michael Ledo in the May 30 edition of The Augusta Chronicle was a masterpiece of written bile, scratched out by a hate-filled hand, with seemingly no reason except to demean a woman he can’t possibly know!

If it was supposed to have some political value, some intelligent thoughts about Republicans vs. Democrats or about the problems of American education and family values, it failed miserably! Rather, it was a misogynistic, uninformed diatribe, “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

To attack a woman merely because she is wealthy defies logic. It shows a lack of character, and illuminates a whiny nature bigger than poor old Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh!

Mr. Ledo suggests we should all have it so tough. “Tough” is actually what Ann Romney has experienced, as she has battled multiple sclerosis and breast cancer along with happily raising five sons. It wasn’t money that gave Ann Romney her spirit to fight – it was her courage.

Tempers flare and spiteful things are said during political campaigns, but this letter hit a new high in low. If the purpose was to let the world know you are a Democrat, the words of Mark Twain come to mind: “All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.”

I would hope that Democrats, Republicans and independents alike would be appalled at the nature of Mr. Ledo’s words.

Molly Gray

Aiken, S.C.

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Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 06/02/12 - 02:46 am
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Most pundits have moved past this.

Personally, I would guess that a Romney household would have its own unique dynamics, about which I wouldn't have cared to ask, at any point in the children's lives. It's entirely separate from the candidate's very ill-advised positions on matters of economic, energy and foreign policies.

owensjef3
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owensjef3 06/02/12 - 04:22 am
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Lets move on please
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Lets move on please

avidreader
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avidreader 06/02/12 - 05:57 am
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Two Rebuttals Published

The AC editors are laughing their keisters off at all this silliness. Ledo is the jester, and both respondents (yesterday and today) are the dupes. As owenjef3 says, "Let's move on, please".

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Jane18 06/02/12 - 08:07 am
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Bad? Jon, owens, and avid?

So, Molly Gray does not get to say how she feels about Mr. Ledo's letter? How do any of you know when her letter was written? And, what does it matter when it was? She has her rights, just as the above three have their right to put her down in their "small" way". I would say to you three a phrase you know sooooooooo well, "be tolerant".

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Bizkit 06/02/12 - 08:46 am
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It is because most

It is because most progressives suffer from mindblindness, illusory superiority, and often pseudointellectualism.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 06/02/12 - 10:31 am
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Progressive I am not, for the

Progressive I am not, for the family I am, let's not move away from the awful letter of Mr. Ledo and let's not forget that being a mother is one of the most important jobs in the world if you have or do not have money. Too many young men and women are not supporting that idea and are pushing off their children to be the responsibility of others- Bad, bad, bad. We may not want to talk about it on this website any more as some suggest but lets not move on and away from its importance. It is the future of our nation.

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TrukinRanger 06/02/12 - 10:56 am
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Though I hate to see or hear of anyone having a serious illness. I find it hard to lose any sleep over Mrs. Romney. I'm sure she has gotten the best treatment that money can buy while others that are less fortunate either have to go without or wind up losing everything they have and wind up in bankruptcy because of the medical bills.

owensjef3
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owensjef3 06/02/12 - 12:19 pm
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I'm not saying anything about
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I'm not saying anything about her; I don’t understand the paper for publishing such nonsense and then continuing to put rebuttals on a wacko letter. Some people love to have verbal spats over nothing if they think the person has a different political persuasion. It is obvious that I was talking to the paper.

owensjef3
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owensjef3 06/02/12 - 12:24 pm
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Oh boy some people are trying
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Oh boy some people are trying to make this a left vs right thing because Ann Romney was used as an example, please. If you replace Ann Romney with Michelle Obama and the very same people would have a totally different on Ledo's letter. I know this from reading this stuff for seven years.

KSL
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KSL 06/02/12 - 01:13 pm
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Jef, why don't you just skip

Jef, why don't you just skip over the letter and comments instead of owning 3 of 8 comments?

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 06/02/12 - 02:57 pm
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Ledo's letter.

Mr. Ledo said "motherhood is the most overrated job in the world"..This coming from a man! What a load of Bravo Sierra. Having kids is easy. Raising them is not. Whether you have 200 mil or 200 bucks.
Ms Gray's outrage is well founded. Mr Ledo should probably be careful the next time his wife cooks dinner!!
Having said that I also agree that if the remarks were made about Michelle Obama the other side would be howling as well. We generally bring our own pre-dispositions into arguments of this nature.....

southernguy08
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southernguy08 06/02/12 - 04:08 pm
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ANN ROMNEY
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Good golly, Miss Molly, you make some good points. How about this point regarding wealth...when John Kennedy, born with a silver spoon in his mouth and from one of the wealthiest families in the country, was running for president in 1960, this was no issue. When his brother, Bobby, was running in 1968, again, not an issue. When John Kerry, who's billionaire wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry of the Heinz Ketchup fame, was running in 2004, again, not a problem. And when Jay Rockefeller of THAT Rockefeller Family, yes...billionaires, runs for the senate ever 6 years, again, liberals have no problem with this. There are two big differences, all of those listed were either born into wealth, or married into it, but Mitt Romney made his fortune, and he has the "audacity" to be a Republican. Keep trying liberals, the voters see how ridiculous you look, and they will be remembering that in November.

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Retired Army 06/02/12 - 10:58 pm
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Doesn't seem to be much

Doesn't seem to be much interest in this letter. Ah, the good ol' American attention span. Sorta like a squirrel on crack cocaine.

But just for the record once again, Ledo that was dumb.

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