June 19, 2019

Now, let me get this straight. Cal Thomas is angry at New York Times reporter Adam Clymer because George W. Bush referred to Clymer using an epithet over an open mike (“Dishing and talking,” BDN, Sept. 8). Shouldn’t he be angry at his candidate instead? Then Thomas proceeds to justify Bush’s egregious gaffe by mentioning Harry S. Truman’s famous public outburst at a negative review of daughter Margaret’s piano recital. In his anger, Thomas failed to do his homework: Almost everyone knows the referenced occasion was a vocal recital! Donald G. Hoople Castine

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