Three cheers to Pamela Wildermuth ("On the rug that embodies U.S., tea party is just useless fringe," Community Voices, Oct. 18).

These days we have come to accept party bashing and name calling. We even expect the hateful, personal, belittling and senseless catch phrases. Wildermuth were treated to a wonderful, down-to-earth portrayal of our present governing system. Hopefully we will hear more from this contributor, for as the say, "Laughter is the best medicine."

Ruth Richardson

Bakersfield