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COLUMN ABOUT REAGAN REALLY TAKES THE CAKE

In his Feb. 3 column extolling the virtues of Ronald Reagan, Cal Thomas actually stated that some of the former president's "stories may actually have been true, but most were told to make a point, like parables. They were illustrations that average people could understand."

Can this be the same columnist who tarred, feathered and crucified Al Gore for telling "stories" such as the one about his mother-in-law paying more for medication than the same medication would cost if prescribed by a veterinarian for an animal? The former vice president was pilloried as a "liar" for this and other "parables" while the Gipper gets a free pass for whipping us into a frenzy over the "welfare queen" who was residing in the Waldorf Astoria.

And as I recall, nary a howl was heard from Thomas when it became public knowledge that Reagan's "friends" had purchased for him a $2 million home in Beverly Hills, yet giving furniture to the Clintons constitutes something despicable and underhanded.

WILLIAM BOWLER

Limestone

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