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An unnecessary point
Damon Alexander mentioned that he appreciated what Rudolph Giuliani did to “clean up the city” (New York), but doesn’t agree with his politics [“Seattle, I want to love you, but you make it really hard,” Opinion, July 21]. Was this gratuitous disassociation with a respected Republican really necessary to the point of his article?
I realize freethinking liberals like Alexander are not encumbered with “rigid” principles and values, but is it possible that Mayor Giuliani’s success in cleaning up New York City was due to his “slightly right-of-center beliefs”?
Giuliani’s values don’t support the premise that all behavior is morally equivalent and public property should not be sanctuaries for assorted “zombies,” as Alexander called them. What would happen if Seattle’s elected officials moved a little to the right on the political spectrum, anywhere closer to the middle? Perhaps there would be fewer “zombies” roaming freely on our streets and in our parks.
Taking away their million-dollar stainless-steel outhouses apparently was not enough to get them to move on.
— Charles Hall, Redmond