Sam The Sham Farr's Uneducated Remark Stirs Letter Writers

In a Nov. 4 Herald article, Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, stated, “I think if the rest of the country had invested in higher education like California, you would have had a more educated electorate and a California outcome in the rest of the country.” What an outrageous statement.

By the way, I hold a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and I’ll hold my education up to Farr’s any day of the week. And guess what. I voted for George Bush. Farr just insulted more than half of the voting public in the United States. What arrogance.

There are probably a number of words to describe a person with his attitude. To me, the word snob comes to mind.
Glenn Gray
Carmel
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Rep. Sam Farr’s comment, “I think if the rest of the country had invested in higher education like California, you would have had a more educated electorate and a California outcome in the rest of the country,” demonstrates just how far out of touch with reality the Democratic Party really is.

As this self-declared savant knows full well, California ranked 44th in “smartness” (see www.morganquitno.com) of the 50 states last year — that must be why the state keeps sending people like Farr back to Congress.
Andrew Allison
Carmel
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Rep. Sam Farr’s blaming President Bush’s victory on the status of the nation-wide education system is an insult to all that live in a red state. There are some pretty good universities in those states. Notre Dame, Duke, Purdue, Wake Forest, LSU and Drake come to mind.

This sort of reckless, holier-than-thou statement is the exact reason the Democrats lost this past election. As long as the pretentious, liberal wing of the Democratic Party with these sorts of declarations prevails, the Democrats will continue to be defeated in nationwide elections.
Rod Dresser
Pebble Beach

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In the Nov. 4 Herald, Rep. Sam Farr is quoted as saying, “I think if the rest of the country had invested in higher education like California, you would have had a more educated electorate and a California outcome in the rest of the country.”

So I guess he’s saying that most of the states in the union are populated by a bunch of illiterate idiots, unable to make informed decisions because they are so stupid.

On behalf of all my friends and family that are spread out all across the country, thank you, Mr. Farr.

Heather Flatley
Pacific Grove

Sam The Sham Farr’s Uneducated Remark Stirs Letter Writers

Sam The Sham Farr Takes Foot Out Of Mouth

In a Nov. 4 Herald article, “Four more years met with joy, ire” I was quoted responding to a question about the difference between how California votes and how the country at large votes. My answer, possibly too flip, was however the result of my frustration over the number of people who cast a vote having been poorly informed or misled about the Bush administration’s failures and deflections, coupled with a feeling of pride about California’s higher education system and our well-informed electorate. I can understand why some readers coming across my quote misunderstood my intentions.

California also chose a Republican Governor. Put the foot back and shut the heck up.

Sam The Sham Farr Takes Foot Out Of Mouth

Reaction To Sam Farr Calling U.S. Uneducated And Stupid

Robert A. Quinn writes:
Sam Farr was quoted in The Herald on Nov. 4th as saying, “I think if the rest of the country had invested in higher education like California, you would have had a more educated electorate and a California outcome in the rest of the country.”

Does Farr really believe that the majority of voters in the so called “red states” are undereducated and stupid? I wonder how his colleagues on both sides of the aisle would react to such a demeaning remark.

Then again maybe his attitude is reflected in the fact that Farr carries little clout and has no real impact on any major congressional committees.

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Sam The Sham Farr Blames Bush Victory On Teachers

The county’s congressman, Democrat Sam Farr, essentially blamed Bush’s victory on the status of the education system nationwide.

“I think if the rest of the country had invested in higher education like California, you would have had a more educated electorate and a California outcome in the rest of the country,” said Farr, who easily won re-election Tuesday.

Farr said the election left “nothing changed” in Washington, with Republican control of both houses of Congress and the White House.

How the country will fare, he said, “all depends on the way President Bush decides to govern. If he wants to do as he did the last four years, I see a very contentious Congress. If he tries to reconcile the country, everybody will try to get behind him.”

Sam The Sham Farr Blames Bush Victory On Teachers