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Higgins cartoon on Clinton was cheap shot

Updated: February 26, 2013 6:30AM



Higgins cartoon a cheap shot

Thursday’s Editorial Page cartoon showing Hillary Clinton, supposedly egged on by husband Bill, blubbering before a congressional panel — an extraordinary cheap shot even for Jack Higgins — greatly misrepresented the event. Mrs. Clinton did get a bit teary in describing the return to U.S. soil of her fallen employees, but she held up admirably under bullying by GOP senators bent on scoring political points. And she needed no help from the former president.

Thomas W. Evans,

Mundelein

Where was cartoon about Boehner?

Was Jack Higgins watching the same Benghazi hearings that the rest of us were watching? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conducted herself admirably, but the same could not be said for some of the Republicans on that committee. Because she showed emotion over a friend’s death she should not be chastised. I have yet to see a cartoon of House Speaker John Boehner’s innumerable waterworks. Just goes to show you the gender bias evident in society, and particularly among the GOP.

Teri Tolczyk

Subway complaint falls short

What’s the big deal about Subway’s foot-long sandwiches being short? They aren’t called twelve-inchers. And when was the last time anyone went to a lumber yard and got a two-by-four that was actually two inches by four inches?

Chris Cairns,

Old Irving Park

Kudos to Beyonce

Although it would have been nice to have had Beyonce sing the national anthem live at the presidential Inauguration, let’s remember she actually did sing the song and the band actually did play it, albeit pre-recorded. And if everyone in the beginning actually thought she was singing it live, then kudos to her for doing such a great job performing it! As for all the “unreal politicians” you mention in a Thursday editorial, they might benefit from being pre-recorded!

Barbara Piltaver,

Schiller Park



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