Rep. Robert K. Dornan ("Dornan's Reply to Heckler Story," Sept. 6) disputes Times reporter Mark Pinsky's accurate account that Dornan shouted, "Yell once more and your ass is going to be thrown out!" at an elderly woman on Aug. 22. However, there were several dozen of us who heard exactly that--a remark in keeping with Dornan's well-known style.
Dornan claims that he has a recording of the event to prove his own version. But we all know that recordings can be doctored, and Dornan is not above doing that. Nor was he above using public funds to mail cards to the public inviting them to view his showing of the Oliver North slide show, a practice of dubious legality.
The Orange County Central America Network (six Orange County organizations) called a press conference and peaceful demonstration in front of the school prior to the event to protest the use of our tax money to invite the public to hear the lies and false propaganda of Oliver North.
We also wish to express our dismay that scarcely two weeks after the presidents of the five Central American nations had signed a peace accord, Rep. Dornan was showing North's warmongering, deceptive slide show designed to whip up war hysteria.