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Aid to the Nicaraguan Contras and Covert U.S. Activities

July 23, 1987

For some strange reason I always believed that the senators and congressmen represented all the people in their districts not just those who agreed with them. For some strange reason I thought I could tell my representatives to express my views on any given subject and that I would be received with courtesy and my viewpoint duly noted. Not so however. I called Rep. Robert Dornan's (R-Garden Grove) office to express the view that I thought that North was a disgrace to the uniform he wears and a traitor to his country. That view was not well received. On the contrary, I was subjected to such a flood of verbal abuse that I was stunned speechless and finally hung up.

I called Sen. Pete Wilson's (R-Calif.) office to express the same view--they were much nicer, they just hung up on me.

I called Sen. Alan Cranston's (D-Calif.) office where I was courteously received, my comments duly noted, my name and address taken and a thanks for my call. Thank you, Sen. Cranston. I don't know what position or attitude you have toward North, but I appreciate that I was able to express mine to a representative without being rudely treated.

BOBBIE CORBETT

Garden Grove

\o7 (The Times has received 789 letters against North's actions, 265 in support of him and 310 commenting on additional issues at the hearings.)\f7

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