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Sarasota News Leader October 25, 2013 OPINION Page 99 They eagerly anticipated their return to the THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK festive place they had departed only a day Winston Churchill said, "To build may have earlier. to be the slow and laborious task of years. To Yet, when the elevator doors opened, they destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single were met by a fiery blast. Before them was day." Certainly, the Tea Party Republicans in a landscape of horror and desolation, as Congress recently have proved the veracity of lost souls endured awful torments. Flames that statement. % scorched the bare skin of their friends, while demons poked people with pitchforks. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The devil stepped up to welcome them back to Hell, but the brothers drew back in fear. "What happened here?" Charles demanded. "Where are the beautiful golf course, the stately clubhouse and the elegantly attired guests?" "Oh, that," purred the devil. "What you saw then was what we call the 'campaign.' Now that you have cast your vote, this is what you really get." The Sarasota News Leader welcomes letters to the editor from its readers. Letters should be no more than 300 words in length, and include the name, street address and telephone number of the writer. Letters should be emailed to, with "Letter to the Editor" in the subject line. Letters actually printed will be selected based on space available, subject matter and other factors. We reserve the right to edit any letters submitted for length, grammar, spelling, etc. All letters submitted become the property of The Sarasota News Leader. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." — Maya Angelou FREE SUBSCRIPTION Don't have your own subscription to The Sarasota News Leader? Subscribe for FREE and receive a weekly notification when the latest issue is available online.

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