Dear Editor, After saying she would debate her opponents, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said she could not attend, as the Senate was still in session. Then why was Kay in Arizona campaigning for Republicans on Sept. 22? Do the Republicans in Arizona mean more to our senator than our concerns here in Texas? It would follow her pattern of the past six years as a senator. Kay sponsored a bill to limit terms for senators after promising Texas she would only serve two terms but has decided her ego is better than her word. She also thinks perjury is nothing to be indicted for, at least for Republicans. When asked about Tom DeLay she said, “I certainly hope that if there is going to be an indictment that says something happened, that it is an indictment on a crime and not some perjury technicality.” Well, not so fast. When the subject is President Clinton and not DeLay, Kay says, "The crimes of perjury and obstruction of justice are 'high crimes.' ... Perjury is a lie told under oath that is legally wrong." You cannot have it both ways, Kay. It is time to come home to Texas and face your constituents, who wonder why their Texas senator doesn't care about them or their issues and is willing to rubber stamp anything Bush or Rove put in front of you. Asking for an up and down vote on any Bush nominee is just one of the many ways you have let Texas down. Maybe Sen. Hutchison needs to get in touch with Texas and stop listening to Bush and Rove.
Steve Whichard President of Stonewall Democrats of Williamson County