Dear Ken,

To respond to your challenge in Wednesday Journal [She just can’t say enough (bad) about Ken Trainor, Viewpoints, Oct. 19], I can write more than one positive thing about Mr. Clinton as well as many other Democrats for whom I have a great deal of respect. Mr. Clinton managed a waning economy with his actions and skillfully improved American diplomatic relations. He also courageously resolved the problems in his personal life by seeking counseling and publicly expressed repentance for any lapses he committed. He and former President Bush, Sr. are working together to alleviate some of the suffering of the victims of the Gulf Coast disaster.

I believe that any man who ascends to the presidency is worthy of our respect, especially the respect of those who have a public milieu in which to air their opinions. Differing opinions are the prerogative of anyone, but vicious and derogatory rhetoric is not an option, regardless of political affiliation.

Now the ball is in your court, Ken. I am interested to hear your response.

Susan Cross
Oak Park

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