Who Is a 'Crackpot' And Who Is a 'Noncrackpot'?

RECEIVED Sat., July 16, 2011

Dear Editor,
    In the July 15 edition, p.12 “Headlines” [News], the Chronicle referred to Ron Paul as "the coastal crackpot.” It's not the first time the man has been ridiculed in your publication. But I would like to know, who are the sane politicians in the Chronicle's world?
    Could it be any one of the mainstream Democratic or Republican politicians out there, perhaps Obama or Bush, who support unending war, death, and destruction; the end of Habeus Corpus; illegally spying on American citizens; whistle-blower crackdowns; bailouts for the criminals who brought down our economy; unprecedented increases to the enforcement budget in the war on drugs; and so on and so forth?
    Are those the "noncrackpots"? Good luck with those guys.
Steve Michener
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