The Deseret News, on Sept. 4, exulted in the fact that Sarah Palin had mocked Barack Obama. I listened to her speech and that is exactly what she did and bent the truth considerably in so doing. By the time she got to the end of her speech, she had so smoothly mixed in enough lies and half-truths that it was hard to tell what was true and what was not.

Is it appropriate adult behavior to mock another person? We may disagree with them. We may argue with them over the issues. But to openly mock someone, to publicly ridicule them and lie about them is not appropriate behavior.

Is this the kind of person we want as vice president? This is becoming the tactic of the Republican Party. Should we reward such actions with election to the White House? The Democrats have not stooped to this tactic. In fact, Obama has said many times that he respects John McCain for his service and courage but disagrees with him on his politics.

Discuss the issues. Look at each candidate closely and decide. But do not make fun of, and ridicule, any of the candidates.

Don H. Lee

North Ogden