Bush and Rather Squabble on the Evening News

We should be grateful for Rather's perception, focus and determination.

Millions of us have now seen that our vice president chose to treat us to a self-serving outburst about his treatment by a professional news reporter rather than to answer or to state a categorical refusal to answer the reporter's question.

The importance of what we saw? Deliberate and continuing evasion by the vice president, suggesting that his integrity is entirely gone.

Many thanks to Rather and CBS for the gift of such a revelation.

DAVID A. LEWIS

Hollywood

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