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Letter: Blame can be passed around

The following is quoted from Douglas Adams’ “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy:”

“The President is very much a figurehead — he wields no real power whatsoever. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it.”

I offer this little dose of sad reality — albeit from an unlikely source — to those hysterics intent on blaming President Barack Obama for everything from crop circles to herpes.

It equally applies to previous occupants of the Oval Office. And in our case we have a whole Congress full of parasitic charlatans to bolster the illusion.

The real question is from whom, and what, is our attention being drawn?

— Al-Hajj Frederick H Minshall

Anchorage