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