By Sheila Gwizda
September 30, 2010
I realize that politics can be a nasty business and running for
office, unfortunately, can get ugly. Sometimes when one candidate
attacks another, it s not only necessary to defend a position
or character, but sometimes to counter it with his or her own
assault. But, I d like to share one interesting observation with
Of the candidates for the U.S. Senate, I noticed Joe Miller never
initiated the attacks. Yes, he did counter, dropped the matter,
and then returned to a positive, issue-based campaign, even though
the other candidates continued to hammer away at trivial points.
I admire that quality in Mr. Miller. Thank you, sir!
I can only presume that fine character trait came from Mr. Miller
s training as a gentleman at West Point and rural upbringing.
It certainly shows. His combat record and decorations clearly
indicates that he s very capable of fighting for my rights as
a citizen, as well as defending our state and country. We need
I also appreciate the tough decisions Mr. Miller is willing to
tackle. Instead of telling us what sounds pleasant, he has the
courage to discuss the problems our country faces and, as our
senator, how he intends to resolve those concerns. Unfortunately,
few voters want to hear that.
I m certain Mr. Miller is not naïve that telling voters
what they want to hear, if it brings an immediate benefit to
them, will garner votes. And there s nothing to stop him from
doing so. But he doesn t. Bravo, Mr. Miller!
Our Nation is broke and Mr. Miller has the intestinal fortitude
to face the real issues. As a candidate, that s a tough row to
hoe. It takes guts to tell voters that we need to get back to
basics and tighten our belts, as JFK did, instead of telling
us what we want to hear.
Mr. Miller, thank you for your brave service to our country and
for being a courageous gentleman in the race for the U.S. Senate.
It hasn't gone unnoticed. You have my vote, support, and donation.
About: "I am an Alaskan,
a wife, and a mother, and I am very concerned about the direction
of this country. "
Received September 29, 2010
- Published September 30, 2010
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