To the editor of THE EAGLE:

It seems blatantly obvious to me that we are living in a time of double standards as it relates to expectations and the cost of being politically correct. Case in point.

We have a television personality who expresses his personal views on a delicate and personal matter (homosexuality). He is immediately ostracized and relieved of his job indefinitely for daring to express what he believes personally. On the other end of the spectrum we have the leader of our country, the president, who stands up numerous times as a shady salesman for his politically correct policies and misleads (lies?) the American people on numerous occasions. Those misdeeds are recorded and played back many times as the untruth is exposed and millions lose their health care coverage. The apology and explanation we receive after there being no way for him to escape dealing with the situation is lame, evasive and dishonest.

Where is the outcry? Why are we not calling him to account for his actions? Why has he not been relieved of his employment? The only reason I can think of is the main stream media and powers-that-be have decided it is politically correct for our president to mislead us and pass the buck. Thus, they portray him in a positive light. It is not politically correct for Phil Robertson to express his personal views as a television personality.

The one who misleads an entire nation we send on an all-expense-paid vacation to Hawaii that will cost us millions and then welcome him home with full salary and benefits for another three years. The other, who speaks his mind on a personal matter based on his personal beliefs, we suspend, take away his livelihood and ostracize, while adding another brick to the monument of political correctness. How very sad. Which dynasty is of more concern?

LARRY SOUTHARD

East Otis