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Letter: Big questions await former President George W. Bush

Former President George W. Bush is scheduled to

Former President George W. Bush is scheduled to be interviewed Thursday at the Tilles Center at LIU Post in Brookville. Credit: AP / Jacquelyn Martin

George W. Bush will discuss challenges the United States is facing in the 21st century on Thursday during an interview at LIU Post in Brookville [“Ex-president at Tilles,” exploreLI, Oct. 21].

Isn’t this the same president behind the worst foreign policy disaster since Vietnam, the unecessary invasion of Iraq, and who presided over the greatest economic meltdown since the Great Depression?

He should pay the audience to listen to him.

John Boughal, Bayport

Party leader supports NY Senate candidate

Thanks for mentioning me in your endorsement of Louis D’Amaro for State Senate [“Send D’Amaro to the Capitol,” Editorial, Oct. 23].

Just to correct your main pronouncement that I do “not support D’Amaro’s candidacy,” I offer the following:

I endorsed Lou’s candidacy, and he has used my name in support of his candidacy throughout the campaign.

In addition, I hosted a fundraiser for him, personally collected more than 300 signatures for him on his Democratic nominating petition, made a personal donation of $500 to his campaign and am working my election district in North Babylon for him and the other Democratic candidates this year.

Rich Schaffer, North Babylon

Editor’s note: The writer is chairman of the Suffolk County Democratic Party.

Wang struggled to deal with LI politicians

Thanks for putting Charles Wang on the front page and writing such a nice article [“Charles Wang: Visionary and philanthropist,” News, Oct. 22].

He was too good, too smart, too fair and too honest for Nassau County. He was unable to deal with the inept, entrenched, self-serving, historically dishonest Nassau County powers that be.

It was our loss then, and it is our loss now. Thank you, Charles Wang, for trying.

Tommy Gregoretti, Oceanside

Cut back on Nassau’s take-home fleet

The comptroller’s audit revealing that Nassau County has failed to properly monitor 363 take-home cars used by workers has made residents aware of a problem that needs correcting [“Vehicle monitoring audit,” News, Oct. 19]. Nassau is always lacking funds to balance its budget. Well, here’s an area where it can cut costs for licensing, maintenance, fuel and insurance. It’s time to curtail these “free” rides and take the money used for them to lower our budget.

Frances Harwood, Seaford

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