President doing what leaders do

Two opposing letters printed on April 10 about the upcoming presidential visit to the mudslide area reveals a healthy disagreement on how things should or should not be done. One letter says to put politics aside and focus on those affected by the disaster. The other letter disregards this and attempts to tell the president what he should be doing. After all, this is none of his business. Even President Bush visited New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Does the writer think this was none of his business?

Disasters, natural or manmade, are what any leader of any country visits to get a local feel of what is going on. It is a “perk” of being the president. The writer also doesn’t seem to know how our “country” operates. The president is not in charge of our economy. This is the job of Congress and saying no to everything is not in the best interest of America.

Yes, there will be photo-ops, but that is one of the perks of being president.

Robert Lewis

Everett

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