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Spanning the red-blue divide

October 03, 2008

Re "Common ground with a Palin fan," Column, Oct. 1

How reaffirming to read that two people of opposing views can get together over coffee for a proper discussion of their politics.

Of course, the more liberal party offered, after the more conservative complained of his bias. I'd bet, had the roles been reversed, that this meeting would not have taken place.

Mark Papas

Los Angeles

I was glad to see this article. If more Democrats would sit down and talk with Republicans, I think we would find more common ground.

My observation is that Democrats demonize Republicans, whereas Republicans just think Democrats are wrong. It's ironic that the group that isn't particularly religious sees the other side as the devil. Nevertheless, it was a refreshingly honest article. Thanks for reaching out to a conservative.

Roger Powers


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