Letters to the Editor

At least we spelled his name correctly

Dear Editor,

I love The Statesman — it’s topical, informative and highly accurate. So I was surprised to read in a recent edition (March 26, 2010) this quote from our state Senate president on John Suthers’ pointless, partisan attack on the recent health care reform bill: “I’m disappointed that the Attorney General is choosing to use state resources in needless litigation,” added Senate President Brandon Shaffer, D-Fort Collins.

A great quote, but unfortunately attributed to wrong founding father

Dear Editor,

I thought I should send along a comment on your article about the GOP function “2010 Candidate Search” in Colorado Springs in case you might need a heads-up about a hilarious historical mistake.

Why kill a bill to allow us to purchase health insurance across state lines?

Dear Editor,

House Bill 1163, which was brought forth in the Colorado House for the purpose of Interstate purchase of health insurance in January and February, was “moved to postpone indefinitely” by the State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee.

Rep. Polis: Be careful what you pray for...

Dear Editor,

A couple weeks ago, I stood up for the public option, and was blown away by the public support.

Open Letter to President Barack Obama, Democratic National Committee Officers and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee:

As former members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), we had the honor of serving as staff or DNC members for a collective total of 38 years between 1971 and 2010. During our service on the DNC, no sitting Democratic President of the United States ever became involved in a Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate. When I (Polly) was Vice Chair of the National Democratic Party (1981-89), I pledged prior to my election that I would not be involved in any Democratic primary race, which was the norm for national Party Officers.

Wadhams needs to be schooled on the ABC’s of counting votes

Dear Editor,

I’m used to (GOP State Chairman) Dick Wadhams stretching the truth. He’s become quite the master at the art. But his statements in your article last week (“Parties prep for caucuses,” 2/26/10) go beyond stretching and into the imaginary.

The Teller Tea Party tells it like it is

Dear Editor,

We thank you for acknowledging and covering any Tea Party events; however, your coverage does not catch the sprit of what we stand for. Since there is confusion, we will tell you what we are all about.

Let convenience stores make it more convenient to purchase craft beer

Open letter to the Colorado Craft Brewers Guild:

In our continuing attempt to understand and address craft brewer issues, I would like to make an offer.

Proposed reductions in credits and exemptions will stymie economic growth

The Honorable Bill Ritter, Jr.
Governor, State of Colorado
200 East Colfax
Denver, Colorado 80203

Senator's Race to the Top comments are over the top

Dear Editor,

According to stats presented to Sen. Rollie Heath’s Long-Term Fiscal Stability Commission by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education last summer, Colorado is “50th in its majority-minority ethnic gap in college attainment” and “50th in total revenue per student.”