I want to compliment Mr. Shane Talbot on one of the most targeted editorials I have read. The upcoming election seems to have brought out the worst in people. As a senior at Boyle County High School, I will vote for the first time. I find myself every day reading the paper and listening to the news to hear what our candidates are saying. I am the first to say that I am a registered Democrat with conservative ideas. Had I voted four years ago, I would have voted for George Bush without hesitation; however, in the past four years George Bush has truly shown his true colors. He has lied to the country, has taken us to war, has allowed his counterpart, the vice president, to benefit from the war via Halliburton, and has orchestrated one of the most negative campaigns of any candidate or incumbent. As Mr. Talbot states, "I support our troops but not the war, for they are following orders to do so from a man who was appointed to the presidency. I supported some retaliation against our attackers on Sept. 11. Those attackers were led by bin Laden and not by Iraq."