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Does anyone care that gas is selling locally for $3.80/gallon?

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To the editor,

You can tell when it's campaign season by that dead fish smell — "red herrings" piled deep. One writer to the paper on Thursday maintains the GOP is trying to prevent eligible voters from voting by requiring picture IDs. The writer has this list of supposed obstructions, which make no sense, because picture IDs are required for nearly everything. Any laws requiring IDs would cut both ways effecting both parties, unless one side plans on voter fraud as a part of ...

To the editor,

You can tell when it's campaign season by that dead fish smell — "red herrings" piled deep. One writer to the paper on Thursday maintains the GOP is trying to prevent eligible voters from voting by requiring picture IDs. The writer has this list of supposed obstructions, which make no sense, because picture IDs are required for nearly everything. Any laws requiring IDs would cut both ways effecting both parties, unless one side plans on voter fraud as a part of it's strategy.

As for her list, I really think she made up most, if not all of it, in her description of "some would", this or that. Opponents of such laws argue that no widespread fraud exists, if so what's the harm? If a tiny percentage of citizens feel it is to inconvenient to get an ID it's damn unlikely they would feel inclined to be inconvenienced enough to bother voting. Another dumb argument for the sake of argument itself it seems.

On another issue — which really is an issue, has it caught anyone else's attention that the price of gas continues to rise. I was driving home from Laconia again this week an saw that most gas stations had regular gas at over $3.80/gal.

Anyone (Democrats included) care? Being retired and on fixed income I do. I wish all those Obama supporters would tell the president to do something about it before we elderly have to choose between eating or heating next winter.

Steve Earle

Hill