This letter is written in response to your June 26 article on (Irvine City Councilman and unsuccessful congressional candidate) C. David Baker. Baker demonstrates all the hallmarks of a morally and ethically bankrupt individual. He's prone to choosing the easier wrong over the harder right. When finally exposed, he stated that he was "ruined." How about all the others he affected and possibly ruined?
After his wrongdoings were fully exposed to his closest supporters, Baker continued to run for election. In choosing to do so, one of two things could have happened--both bad. He could have won. The 40th District then would have a congressman who is unable to make the hard decisions. Or (and as it turned out) he could have lost. In losing, he stole almost a third of the votes, votes that could have gone to either C. Christopher Cox or Nathan Rosenberg, possibly changing the election outcome. Certainly voters in the primary election were defrauded!
Unfortunately, our society is becoming overrun with morally bankrupt individuals parading around under flags of integrity. Recent examples of such individuals who consistently choose the easier wrong over the harder right are Jimmy Swaggart, Ollie North, Jimmy and Tammy Bakker, Gary Hart and our own Harriett Wieder.