amNewYork letters to the editor
Bloomberg cant stand the heat
Mayor Michael Bloomberg displayed his lack of understanding of the democratic process when he called a reporter a disgrace for questioning his motives for seeking a third term. The question was warranted and demanded an answer. I am calling on Bloomberg to withdraw from the election and give someone with compassion and a soul a chance to run. As Harry Truman said, If you cant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Paul Chechanover, Forest Hills
Sotomayor proves the dream is alive
Re Supreme choice, May 27: Your front page photo of President Barack Obama and Sonia Sotomayor was fabulous. The picture is worth a thousand words. The historic event of Americas first black president nominating Americas first Latina Supreme Court justice is emotionally compelling evidence that the American dream is alive.
Serena Nanda, Manhattan
Domestic workers need protection
Re Linen CEO charged with beating his maid, May 28: I read with disgust the story of George Bardwil, CEO of Bardwil Industries Inc. Domestic workers lack many basic labor protections that other workers rely on, and since they work in the isolation of private homes they are especially vulnerable to abuse. Our elected officials should pass the NY State Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.
Maria Svart, Sheepshead Bay