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Barbara Mikulski

Defends Mikulski

Paul Rossi's short slam of retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (The Capital, April 5) takes on the mantle of the reactionary Republicanism of the John Birch Society as filtered by the moral and political ethos of today's tea party. Rather than bothering to examine Sen. Mikulski's lengthy, distinguished career, he reduces it to the fact that she spent the public's money. Apparently Mr. Rossi doesn't realize or know that Sen. Mikulski is serving her constituents on numerous committees, introducing legislation (a highlight being the Lilly Ledbetter Act) and providing constituent services to Republicans and Democrats alike. All good politicians do the same thing...