Gov. Bush has a clean record; Memories make a poor measuring stick 


Gov. Bush has a clean record
Regarding David Borden's piece ("Memo to the Next President, Re: The Drug War," Back Page, Dec. 5.) I'd like to respond to Mr. Borden's assertion that he is "pretty sure that most reasonable people would agree" with what he "knows" about George W. Bush. Guess what Mr. Borden? I'm a reasonable person and I disagree with you. I also don't recall any information on the record that reveals George W. Bush ever retained "social, medical or legal resources" to wiggle free from a drug charge. The facts are that Gov. Bush has no such illegal drug indictments in his past. How generous of Mr. Borden to take the opportunity to provide Style Weekly's readers with both the charge and the verdict on Gov. Bush's previously nonexistent drug record. I feel certain the "countless nonviolent offenders" who are serving "minimum" (how outrageous!) sentences for their crimes were afforded a legal court hearing in accordance with our system of law to determine their guilt. But I guess it would be unreasonable of Mr. Borden to afford such a standard to Gov. Bush, as he already "knows" the truth. Kim Graziano Memories make a poor measuring stick
Concerning Carter Braxton's review ("Foremost a Taphouse," Dining, Dec. 5.) What was he expecting when his trip down memory lane (aka Robinson Street) prompted such fond memories of the long-gone Commercial Café? Way back then, when Miller & Rhoads Tea Room and probably The Clover Room were available for your eating pleasure, nobody knew what a microbrewery was. Perhaps a reviewer more savvy about beer and less steeped in times past could provide insights for a diner who might enjoy the virtues of the Commercial Taphouse. Sounds like all those patrons "happily drinking beer and eating sandwiches" were having a better time than your reviewing curmudgeons. Maybe they knew why they were there. Regards from the Here and Now, Christian David

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