Are There Big Donations Behind Every Editorial?

RECEIVED Thu., Oct. 11, 2007

Dear Editor,
   Some of us "radical Republicans" are grateful to the "mystery men" for giving their support along with us to real Republicans [News blog, Oct. 5].
   Are your votes for sale? How many hours did you give volunteering for a candidate? Did you volunteer or go to the polls, or write your editorial, because of who had the glossiest ads or because of agreement on the issues? Should we look for big donations behind every editorial, or should we assume the writer has integrity? (In spite of the fact that the name of George Soros isn't included in your editorial.)
   The Swift boaters, their supporters (I attended the rally in Washington, D.C., in September '04), and the people who vote in elections don't sell ourselves for TV ads or pieces of mail. Whether "radical" Republicans or Democrats, I assume that we freely give our time and our votes to the best candidate who we believe will represent us.
Beverly Nuckols
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