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Don’t let him drive drunk

From Dale Mastarone

Osceola

We need to go back in history two centuries ago to the time when members of the U.S. Congress served a term or two, then went back home voluntarily to allow another Statesman to run for the vacated office.

There is what has been termed as a “close race” for the U.S. House of Representatives Second District of Iowa. The race is between six terms-served incumbent Representative David Loebsack (Democrat going for his seventh term) and challenger Dr. Christopher Peters (Republican going for a first term).

It cannot be denied that serving in Congress is a form of power. Power is an intoxicating substance, much like alcohol. Two terms, four years, that’s two drinks, two doubles. Loebsack has taken 12 drinks, six doubles – he’s had enough. Should Peters win the election this year, you can count on me to be supporting another candidate in the primary election in four years. I consider Peters a friend, but friends should not let friends drive drunk.

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