Regarding Sandi Glauser's Oct. 18 commentary ("McCain breaks bond with voters," Opinion 2): Wrong Sandi, you broke your bond with Sen. John McCain. You accused McCain of changing position on illegal immigration, offshore drilling, accepting the support of some right-wing religious leaders, and said Sarah Palin is a poor choice as his running mate.
Regarding Sandi Glauser's Oct. 18 commentary ("McCain breaks bond with voters," Opinion 2):
Wrong Sandi, you broke your bond with Sen. John McCain. You accused McCain of changing position on illegal immigration, offshore drilling, accepting the support of some right-wing religious leaders, and said Sarah Palin is a poor choice as his running mate.
Seventy percent of the voters want the immigration laws enforced. Backing off on comprehensive immigration reform put McCain back on track with many Republican and Democratic voters. Health care, welfare, education and other services provided to illegal immigrants is costing about $300 billion annually. Even legal immigrants are not happy with such high costs.
Sarah Palin really upset Glauser. Did she want McCain to select some senator like Joe Biden, who has served 30 to 40 years in the Senate? That body now has an approval rating of 9 percent. Biden is experienced in crafty deals and legislation that perpetuates earmarks and the expansion of government to assure that he and his kind are re-elected.
Sen. Barack Obama and Biden promise to reduce taxes on 95 percent of the voters, when 40 percent of the voters don't pay any tax at all.
T. Boone Pickens said after a long conversation with Sarah Palin that she understands more about energy policy, energy resources, drilling and the transportation of oil products by pipeline, and so on, than Obama and Biden put together. The Democrats favor wind, solar, hybrids, batteries - all of which produce a minimum amount of our energy needs at a tremendous cost and require subsidies that cost billions and billions of dollars long term, much like the catastrophic ethanol subsidies.
Obama did not mention nuclear power in the debate, but McCain strongly supports nuclear power, which is cleaner, cheaper and recyclable. France is 80 percent nuclear. Obama now supports some offshore drilling (with restrictions) while McCain and Palin want to drill. Even suggesting drilling offshore lowered gas prices by $1 per gallon.
Palin is a reformist, wants to cut taxes on small business, reduce the size of government. It is nice to realize that she is not an experienced politician, that she is not a lawyer, and that she has a much higher approval rating than 9 percent.
On the negative publicity that Glauser accuses McCain of, Obama is spending historic amounts - much more on negative advertising than McCain is - and he gets tremendous free support from the liberal television media, as well as most of the newspapers. It is said that 80 percent of journalists are liberal.
Obama is a strong advocate of the Fairness Doctrine which encourages and mandates that a free and open market of news reporting is an improper way to express social and political ideas. The target is talk show radio. Shouldn't the Fairness Doctrine apply to the news media and television?
Robert Lux is a Scottsdale resident.