The state AG should have set aside her bias

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I would like to congratulate the editors of the PG for their right-on appraisal of the Pennsylvania attorney general's refusal to try the case on same-sex marriage ("Kane's Mistake: She Fails to Do Her Job and Defend State Law," July 15).

She was elected to be the legal arm of the state, whether she agrees with the case subject or not. The just-elected attorney general is already running for either the Senate or governorship and is establishing her liberal credentials for political and personal purposes, not legal. Oh, what a world we live in when one's ambition clearly overwhelms duty to an elected office.

As the PG pointed out, when a Republican attorney general refuses to try a case for a blatantly political reason, the outcry from liberals will be deafening. The attorney general is sworn to uphold the legal position of her state, but in today's world, swearing allegiance to anything means nothing if one can gain personally, in this case for political ambitions, by not doing so.

The case will be decided on its merits, one way or the other. That's the way our system was created, and the attorney general, as the chief officer of our Pennsylvania legal system, should put aside her political bias and ambition to support that "founding" principle of our state and country.

DAVE BORLAND
Dormont


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