Monday, May 15, 2006

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Reading The Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento Bee publishes dozens of letters to the editor every week. I read most of them. Frequently I feel a sharp impulse to reply to the most wrong-headed of the letter writers, but The Bee limits its readers to one letter every thirty days. Of course, every time you send off some brilliant zinger, you discover that some other poor deluded soul has submitted an ever more egregious letter that you cannot possibly respond to now. It's very sad.

With a blog, however, you can exercise your voice of sweet reason without the fetters of a Procrustean editorial policy. We'll see in the future how often I am moved to raise that voice. Sweetly, of course. With the occasional dash of snark on the side.

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