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Flaws are a matter of measure

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Gary Wechter writes that he is an “enthusiastic” supporter of Donald Trump (“Hillary—great (liar) again,” New Times, Oct. 6), while at the same time admitting that Trump is “obviously flawed.” But it is clear that whatever flaws there are to be found in the long career of Hillary Clinton, they pale in comparison to Donald’s flaws. Donald is a serial liar and cheater, a bigot, a narcissist, and a businessman who went bankrupt on several past occasions, each time stiffing hundreds of working people to whom he owed money. Hillary spent her entire career fighting for women’s equality, helping poor children get medical care, and as a young woman, risking her life in the Deep South doing undercover investigations of possible violations of the civil rights laws. At the same time, young Donald was helping his father find ways to prevent African-Americans and other minorities from renting apartments in their Queens, N.Y., housing complexes. Is this what Gary is so enthusiastic about? I’ll take Hillary’s flaws over Donald’s anytime.

-- Laurence Houlgate - Paso Robles

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