To the editor:
I am not part of a political campaign. I am a former 14-plus-year homeowner in Olympia, with family in Tacoma and Lakewood. We are proudly Asian Americans.
It is now obvious that Sen. McCain did not put country first when selecting Gov. Palin. If Gov. Palin were given more time, she would have learned and avoided some political pitfalls. However, since the governor has been treated in such a casual manner, imagine how we, ordinary people, will be treated if Sen. McCain is elected president.
My concerns deepened when I heard the voice recording of Sen. McCain’s brother, Joe, speaking to a 911 operator. Joe clearly violated 911 fundamental rules when he asked why traffic had stopped in his lane on the interstate in northern Virginia.
More disturbing was his blatant disrespect toward the 911 operator, using profanity, hanging up and then calling again to complain.
An indisputable fact is that the two McCains have displayed the same shortcomings in temperament and respect. Our next president will need both temperament and respect.
—George Stephanik, Nottingham, Md.