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The Case Against Ursula Meese

August 14, 1988

While every woman and mother can relate to and have empathy for Ursula Meese's personal tragedies, her defense of her husband ("Defending His Honor," Aug. 3, by Betty Cuniberti) rings hollow.

While her daughter was inconvenienced in a private school by comments about her father's statement that there are no hungry people in America, many children in soup kitchens had no voice. Their eyes said it all. While Ursula Meese feels a salary of $40,000 a year is a drop in the bucket, many heads of households are struggling to provide for their families on $10,000 a year. Many poor people don't have "connections" to help them through rough periods. Their whole lives are "rough periods."

So while Mrs. Meese's defense of her husband is admirable, she shows the same isolation from reality and insensitivity as Mr. Meese.

VERITE GORKY

Los Angeles

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