LETTER: Scandals and mudslinging — why now?

Thursday, October 30, 2008 | 3:35 p.m. CDT; updated 4:35 p.m. CDT, Thursday, October 30, 2008

I would like to know why it's only at election time when everything about all the Missouri gubernatorial candidates comes out of the closet.

Ask each and every one of them why this is the only time you hear that they have done some outrageous thing in their line of work. One of them is saying another candidate is stealing, the other's saying she's lying and doesn't care, and yet another says one of them is cheating.

What I would like to know is, if each and every one of the candidates has done so much in the past, then how come we are only hearing about it now, when it's so close to Election Day? If one of them stole money or helped set a criminal free, then why didn't we hear about it then? When one of them took money from the Medicaid of senior citizens, how come we're just finding out about that? Every one has mud to throw at each other when it comes time for voting. This makes it very hard to choose who to vote for. I hear about Nixon, Baker, Hulshof, Luetkemeyer and Kinder, to name a few. But I don't know who's telling the truth, because I haven't heard about any of them doing anything until now. Why is that?

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