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Political Battle of the Potholders

February 04, 1990

I have read that the candidates for William Campbell's state Senate seat are involved in a mudslinging fight. Another image comes to my mind when I think of the upcoming special election. I prefer to call it "The Battle of the Potholders."

At first I had little reaction when I received potholders in the mail from two of the candidates' wives along with letters of support for their husbands. I'm used to getting potholders and jar openers and refrigerator magnets from the local realtors.

Then my amusement changed to indignation. What an insult to the women in this district--to think that a potholder would have an impact on our votes. We are intelligent enough to vote based upon real issues that concern us.

Should I vote for the potholder with the pretty flowers or for the potholder with the nice image of the state Capitol? Give me a break! Or better yet, give me a real candidate for state Senate.

PATSY JAIMES

La Mirada

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