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SHUTDOWN: Try turning off politicians’ spotlight

Letter by Phyllis A. Kappus, Gig Harbor on Oct. 11, 2013 at 10:56 am with No Comments »
October 11, 2013 1:13 pm

I am weary of the daily announcements of “no news” from Washington, D.C. How many times must we see and hear the president’s daily speech about the Republicans leading us to the brink of collapse and Republican John Boehner and crew howling about the Democrats’ unwillingness to negotiate?

I cannot bear to see Harry Reid and his appendage, Patty Murray (or as I like to call them, “Glum” and “Glummer”) standing in front of a bank of microphones one more time.

I have a suggestion for the news media: Shut off the politicians’ access to an audience.

Nothing is dearer to a politician’s heart than a microphone and a camera. Withhold that spotlight, and like an addict in search of a drug, they’ll do anything to get it back – maybe even the jobs they were elected to perform.

These grandstanders are not newsworthy. They are yesterday’s news and tomorrow’s continuing disappointment.

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