Letters to the Editor

Giuliani is a tested leader

With so many candidates in both parties, it is difficult to pick a would-be winner for president. My choice on the Republican side is Rudy Giuliani. Rudy, unlike the others, has had dramatic hands-on experience in dealing with a catastrophe unlike any we have ever experienced -- that is 9-11.

Rudy's leadership allowed New York City to cope as best it could and not be defeated. In addition, crime was reduced by 50 percent, while taxes were decreased and the problem of excess trash and graffiti was a thing of the past. Rudy has acted while others were only legislating. The choice is clear: We should nominate and elect Rudy Giuliani as our next president.

LEE B. STURGILL

Modesto

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