Letters to the Editor

NAACP creates unneeded hazard

Most everyone knows the good ol' "Dukes of Hazzard" boys Tom Wopat and John Schneider. Both are world-class singers who have often sang with symphonies, Pops orchestras and on Broadway, not to mention their successful recording careers.

It seems like idiotic political correctness is approaching epidemic stage. These two popular singers were asked to do a show with the Cincinnati Pops based on the music from "The Dukes of Hazzard."

On schedule, the NAACP screamed that the show had racist tones and demanded cancellation by the Cincinnati Pops. It would appear that the NAACP reaction was likely incoherently based on the fact that the Confederate Battle Flag was on the top of their "General Lee" car.

Naturally, in a true gutless reaction, the Cincinnati Pops immediately canceled the show. Just how long will we permit the bigoted NAACP to tell us how to think and what to do?

- Ernest Wade

Loganville Primping easy, but other topics vital

All I can say about Kathleen Parker's opinion piece ("Primping video could kill Edwards' presidential bid," March 21) is that John Edwards must be one heck of a presidential candidate if all Parker can find to criticize about him is the fact that he looks in a mirror while brushing his hair. Even President Bush has a makeup artist.

Perhaps she should try focusing her journalistic efforts on a few actual political issues of importance rather than grasping at straws in an attempt to discredit the opposition.

-Mary Brazeale

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