Having read your puff piece on candidate Nathan Rosenberg (May 21) and your editorial (May 22) based on the previous article, I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight on several issues.
First off, The Times apparently wants to believe Rosenberg's contention that he has worked with a Democratic administration and some of its key lawmakers and staff members and that he sharpened his skills working in the office of former Defense Secretary Harold Brown.
Just recently on a flight between Washington and Los Angeles, I sat with Brown. He mentioned to me that he had heard of Nathan Rosenberg, who was running in the race to succeed me in Congress. I said, "I understand that he was one of your top defense advisers," and he said, and chuckled, "Well, I don't know about that. He delivered my mail."
To say that Rosenberg knows Washington and knows how Congress works because he has worked in responsible posts in the Pentagon and the Senate is to believe without question the creative and imaginative prose in Rosenberg's "The Book."