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Sun endorsement of Brown was cowardly

Let me start by saying I rarely if ever agree with any opinion printed in your paper. I look for much more level, unbiased reporting than is your wont. I find that I am intelligent enough to make up my own mind.

This past weekend though was a new low in your editors' career, and I am sure that you have been hearing about it from many on both sides of the aisle. The "endorsement" of Anthony Brown was absolutely an insult to any intelligent reader ("Brown for governor," Oct. 26). Now, I know that most of your readers may not be as intelligent and can't make up their mind on their own. I guess you feel that they need your "divine insight" to guide them. Nice job! It has been a while since I have read something as poorly written and inconclusive. I do not think there is a reader who ever imagined that the paper would endorse any one but a Democrat, so be true to yourself and get some guts! This charade just doesn't play. I would have rather seen a more truthful column that professed that you couldn't make a decision after extensive debate and deliberation.

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As I am sure you know, endorsements mean nothing today, and why? Because they rarely if ever are based in fact. It would have been a refreshing editorial if you said we can't make a decision because there are equal positives and negatives to both candidates. Likewise, the column reached a new low when you claimed that Mr. Brown's military service outweighs his role in the health care rollout debacle. When I read this "statement," I could not contain myself. I liken that statement to something an 8-year-old may write — he has an opinion and will go to any depth to defend it. Unbelievable! Oh, I must have forgotten, in the military, did he learn how to waste hundreds of millions of dollars? Now, you feel it a good idea to give him more access to more money? Pathetic!

I have instructed my wife and heirs that upon my death, my death notice and obituary will not be printed in your paper. I will not have my life reduced by appearing in your declining rag. I also feel safe assuming, given your declining subscription rate, that not many will be reading your paper anyway.

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I now understand why the editors never out their name below their opinion. They are cowards!

David Darrell

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