Your recent editorial attempted to link Rep. Todd Akin's stupid and hopefully career-ending comments about rape with the GOP's overall philosophy on women's rights, even though the entire GOP leadership, including Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, have called for his immediate withdrawal from the Missouri Senate race ("Republicans and rape," Aug. 22).

Apparently, The Sun believes the GOP leadership is all about political positioning and that the Republican platform has it in for women's rights.

But interestingly enough, no such link was ever suggested by The Sun when New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner was caught sending lewd photos to young women and then lying about it.

The Democratic Party was outraged and called on Mr. Weiner to resign. He finally did, but where was The Sun editorial that used Mr. Weiner's issues to argue that the Democratic Party promotes sexual voyeurism?

There are fruit cakes and nut cases in both parties and they should be kicked out of public office. But to suggest that one or two ideological idiots represent the core principles of either party is extremely disingenuous.

Ron Wirsing, Havre de Grace