Re "An in-law-made man," Sept. 6
As the father of two young adult men, I guess I should just tell them to marry well, sit back and let their marriage and new family give them "ambition" and "an education, a profession, a political party," just as Fred Thompson received.
I've always thought individuals must first define their personal values and convictions, then focus and put in the consistent, successful hard work necessary to achieve whatever goals they choose. Now I know it can work by merely having a well-meaning in-law tell you it's time to "make something of yourself, because you've got responsibilities." Let's be sure not to give Thompson any credit for accomplishing what few in this country ever have, and for having a heart and desire to serve his fellow Americans.
Kevin J. Roberts
The Times has committed one of the most malicious character assassinations in political history. Never let the real issues get in the way of the Democratic Party agenda.