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Letter to the Editor,
Bonaparte attributed his imperial rise to a divide-and-conquer strategy. After watching Monday night’s debate, I can’t help but think that Sean Maloney has a classic Napoleon complex. Maloney’s tactic is to divide, rather than unite, on every issue presented to him. For wannabes like Maloney, every issue pits women against men, seniors against youth, blue collar against middle class, Democrat against Republican.
Let’s also not forget the stark differences in their respective fiscal policies. Nan seeks to wipe out the deficit, and Maloney is a typical tax-and-spend statist. People in North Salem are fed up with more taxes.
Congresswoman Hayworth took a decidedly different approach in the debate as well as in her public service. Instead of trying to pit neighbor against neighbor, Nan sought to find areas where we could all work together. I suppose their divergent approaches explain the vast differences in the two candidates’ lives and philosophies. As a medical doctor, Nan quite literally cared for her community and my family for over a decade; in Congress, she quickly began reaching across the aisle, even founding the Common Ground Caucus with a Democratic congressman from Rhode Island. Contrarily, Sean Maloney has spent his career as a political operative for corrupt and disgraced politicians like Eliot Spitzer and during the Clinton impeachment.
At a critical time when so many politicians seek to divide us, I’m voting for the candidate who will surely unite us – Dr. Nan Hayworth.
Bruce B. Buchholtz North Salem Councilman