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Cheap shots at Ben Carson

For reporter Jean Marbella to take shots at Dr. Ben Carson for his political views makes her look like she is not too bright — particularly in a Baltimore-based (albeit liberal) newspaper ("Carson is quoting Lenin to criticize Obamacare. Is the reference bogus?" Oct. 12).

I know that Dr. Carson is not a Democrat, but that doesn't make him a criminal, does it? Is that what we have come to?

Dr. Carson is a phenomenal individual with a pretty good resume I would gladly put up against anyone at The Sun. Despite having been raised in dire poverty in a single-parent household in Detroit, he rose to become a full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics and directed the department of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins for more than 25 years.

I'm not sure if Ms. Marbella knows this, but Johns Hopkins Hospital was rated the No. 1 hospital in the nation last year. On top of those credentials, Dr. Carson also knows how to balance a checkbook. He has established a fund that has awarded more than 5,700 scholarships.

This man has saved countless lives. Although he is not a Democrat, one has to admit he has made a positive impact on our society.

Is this really a guy that Ms. Marbella should be taking shots at? What are her credentials? Tell me a little about her resume. I am thinking she should probably stick with things that are a little bit more in her league.

David Earle, Columbia

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