Ask Mrs. Vera: Do you find last week’s election results encouraging?

Dear Mrs. Vera,

Do you find last week’s election results encouraging?

Yours not convinced truly, Ken…Cloacanellie? Canolismelly? Cootchycootchycoo-new-hell-pee?

Mrs. Vera Newman,San Francisco, California.Photo: Michael Johnstone

Dear Mr. Cucinelli,

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Hey, Joe!  Your smile is so dazzling that the right wing is picking on you for it.

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Say it Isn’t So, Clint!

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