Readers Write (Sept. 14): Michele Bachmann, orchestra, Syria, wages, Harvard and sexism, Vikings, food security, traffic lights

  • Updated: September 14, 2013 - 6:58 AM
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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

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MICHELE BACHMANN

A good public servant who deserves respect

Regarding U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s comments in Egypt, the only “witless ramblings” I read came from the Star Tribune editorial (“Bachmann on tour with reckless act,” Sept. 11). Why the continuing efforts to destroy an exceptional public servant with political viewpoints different from yours?

DAVID TEICHER, Plymouth

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I’m no fan of Bachmann, but what is this obsession cartoonist Steve Sack has with her? She’s a constant target of his barbs.

TOM R. KOVACH, Nevis, Minn.

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Bachmann’s visit to Egypt has as much international significance as Dennis Rodman’s visits to North Korea.

GEORGIA HEISSERER, Falcon Heights

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MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA

Sick of reading about the dispute

There is no doubt the Minnesota Orchestra is an asset to the community and is helpful to musicians throughout the state (“All with influence must now act in orchestra dispute,” Sept. 10). That being said, I’m curious as to the total net worth of the patrons who regularly attend their performances and what kind of dent would be put in their net worth if they would cough up the necessary money to get the orchestra back playing again and spare the public from having to continually read and hear about this dispute.

CHAD MEAD, Buffalo, Minn.

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OBAMA AND SYRIA

No clear agreement on what’s best

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