I understand the need for a sense of humor in politics. I can appreciate the witty comeback, the pointed barb and good-natured ribbing that is part of political debate. I enjoy reading Pignanelli and Webb on Sundays because, for the most part, they try to keep a civil and good-natured tone. Last Sunday (Aug. 24) was an exception. To quote Mr. Webb: "The cumulative impact of the images coming out of Denver should make most Utahns want to puke at the very thought of voting for a Democratic candidate." Not only is this remark somewhat crass and vulgar, it sets a very poor example for the higher level of political discourse we are seeking.

David Lowry

Holladay