I certainly do not want Harriett M. Wieder to be my representative in the 42nd Congressional District. And I no longer want her as the chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
First, she sets a very bad example. Lots of people have worked very hard and sacrificed much in order to get a bachelor's degree from college. Now we find that we have somebody, in the public eye, who for 25 years has maintained a fiction.
I realize that a lot of small-minded people claim awards and degrees that are not true, in order to embellish their rather petty pasts, but Wieder is supposed to be someone that we can look up to, a leader. She has lost the right to be respected.
Second, I really do not want a stupid person to be my representative. Stupidity has nothing to do with whether one has graduated from college. Many very bright people do not have a degree, and many that do have the sheepskin are rather on the dull side.