It is not surprising that James Gill and Walt Handelsman rush to criticize Steve Scalise for a speech to an unacceptable group in 2002. Why? Scalise is a conservative Republican.

But what about the past transgressions of a prominent liberal Democrat?

Bill Ayers, who bombed the Pentagon prior to Sept. 11, 2001, hosted a fundraiser for his friend in 1995, and they socialized and served on boards together. Ayers’ friend was a 20-year member of the church of Jeremiah Wright, the preacher who asked God to damn America.

This prominent liberal Democrat was associated with former communist Frank Marshall Davis.

Who is this prominent liberal Democrat? Barack Hussein Obama!

But he is a prominent liberal Democrat. Therefore his past associations are not relevant or even newsworthy.

Richard Regan

retired attorney

Slidell