Re "In debate, Palin can unnerve foes, aides," Oct. 1
Andrew Halcro and Tony Knowles, who ran against Sarah Palin for governor of Alaska, say they are "still baffled by how their mastery of policy and state issues was trumped by Palin's breezy confidence and feel-good answers."
Maybe the voters in Alaska (and the rest of the nation) have the same short attention span as Palin. Sound bites and entertainment vanquish facts and experience for these shallow citizens.
I fear for our country, with that kind of credulity taking the reins.
Karen L. Niles
Re "Evangelicals differ on whether Palin's career fits biblical model," Oct. 1
Things are always so black and white for evangelicals -- except when they're not.
Despite clear and overwhelming biblical rules placing a woman in the home and subservient to her husband, many find ways to interpret, rationalize or flat-out ignore these laws because they support Palin's politics.