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Backhanded Endorsements

AFTER READING Ed Spivey Jr.'s "H'rumphs," September-October 1996, I am disturbed by his "tongue in cheek" endorsement of Bill Clinton for re-election as president. Though I agree that former Sen. Dole can, at times, be awkward, and does not radiate the warmth and charisma many Americans are looking for in a candidate, Spivey, as a representative of Sojourners, indirectly, yet deftly, sidesteps the clever ineptitudes of the current office holder by devoting his column to making a fool out of Dole.

This tacit endorsement of President Clinton has no place in this publication. If you are going to compare one candidate's name to Iraqi for "donkey's rump," let's find something as equally revulsive for the other. Both men have their faults; I would dare Spivey to give equal time to lambasting Clinton in a future issue.


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Sojourners Magazine November-December 1996
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