I was dismayed to see Kamala Harris announcing that she will run for Sen.
I want a worthy successor to Boxer, but I will get that anyway in such a blue state. I don't need Harris to shirk her duties or make overly cautious political judgments in office for the next two years as she starts preparing for a new (transitional?) job as senator.
Richard Walden, Los Angeles
To the editor: In running for the Senate, how is Harris going to be able to discharge her duties as attorney general? Is she going to take an unpaid leave of absence, or are we taxpayers going to be paying her a full-time salary for part-time work?
Gerry Swider, Sherman Oaks
To the editor: Former L.A. Mayor
As a resident of City Council District 14, which was once represented by Villaraigosa, I know firsthand that he is more than a self-promoter. He is indeed a shrewd politician, and a shrewd politician is not what this state needs in the U.S. Senate.
What we need is a sincere, policy-oriented person who understands the current and future interests of the state and the country (as Boxer has).
There are much better options than the self-absorbed Villaraigosa. Even Gov. Jerry Brown, with more than 40 years of self-promotion, is more humble and in touch.
Oh, if we could only clone Gov. Brown.
Loren Mark, Los Angeles