A Fine Supporting Cast’ Missed the Point

To the Editor: I’d like to point out a couple of factual errors in the March 3 Point-Counterpoint column “A Fine Supporting Cast.” First, Jocelyn Elders, although she was ousted for her advocation of teaching masturbation, was not replaced by Janet Reno. Elders was the Surgeon General, and Reno was the Attorney General. These positions are not related. Second, Attorney General Reno could not have botched Ruby Ridge. This is because the Ruby Ridge incident occurred in August of ’92, during the Bush Sr. administration. Any “botching” would have been done by Bush’s Attorney General.