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June 7, 2013

Letters to the Editor: 06/07/2013

Why it’s expensive

Now I know why it costs so much to “renovate” Clinch Park. It is expensive to move all that dirt around, cut down the nice big shade trees and then plant new little ones, build a kiddie pool by the natural, sandy bay, redo the Tart Trail and contour the natural beach slope.

Marge Eckert

Traverse City

The picture of grace

President Barack Hussein Obama vilified President George W. Bush during the 2008 presidential election, his entire first term as president, the 2012 presidential election and the first three months of his second term.

He had the audacity to attend the George W. Bush Library dedication, saying the following prior to attending: “I’m really looking forward to attending the Bush library opening tomorrow. One of the things I will insist upon is whatever our political differences, President Bush loves this country and loves its people and shares that same concern, and was concerned about all people in America, not just those who voted Republican.”

Obama, without class, politicked for immigration legislation during his speech at the library opening. First Lady Michelle Obama, during the 2008 presidential campaign said, “For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country.” Is President Obama now “finally proud of his country?”

Through all the utterances of President Obama vilifying Bush, the former president has been the picture of grace, not once saying anything remotely insulting about Obama or his wife or second-guessing President Obama’s decisions, and instead treating them with all the deference a sitting president might expect.

Salvatore Castronovo

Elk Rapids

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