January 30th. 2006
Sent to but not published in the Boston Globe

Your op-ed writer, Abner Mikva (Globe, January 30th, page A11) claims that Bush needs a new lawyer.

Nonsense!

President Bush and his colleagues know exactly what they are up to. What Bush needs is a new sense of direction. He needs a sense that the Government can be a positive force for society rather than the destructiveness (of National honor, of accountability, of the rule of law, of trust, and of the Nation's financial stability)  and incompetence  (in Iraq, in Social Security reform, in Medicare (Part D) and in the Gulf of Mexico) displayed by his administration.

Will we see a change of heart in Tuesday's state of the Union Address? I hope so, but the record thus far does not look promising.