Letter: Collin Peterson's elitism
"If they didn't hear all this negative stuff from the national press, if they would've been isolated from everything the last three to four years, they wouldn't have even known anything was going on." That's a fresh quotation from Collin Peterson, referring to the 7th Congressional District.
I do not think any further explanation is necessary -- Peterson is an elitist who thinks his constituents are a bunch of uneducated morons. This isn't an isolated incident, either. Peterson recently said he avoids town-hall meetings because "25 percent of my people believe the Pentagon was responsible for taking the Twin Towers down."
While I completely disagree with Peterson's assessment of the intelligence of rural Minnesotans, he does make a valid point: We were dumb enough to elect him.