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Walter Zelman

December 23, 1990

Walter Zelman's political-therapy-revelations ("Why One Mr. Smith Couldn't Even Make It to Sacramento," Nov. 11) epitomize the malaise that has laid low the entire liberal bloc of the American political scene. His preoccupation with self-fulfillment apparently overshadows any concept of "serving the people."

The narrative is, admittedly, entertaining. But this is due mainly to his divulging the fact that just about anyone may be successful in getting themselves on the ballot and, what is even more curious, getting people to give them money.

If we learn nothing else from Zelman, here is a great tribute to the basis of our American democratic system.

EARL CARTER

Beverly Hills

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