Dear Editor:

What a disappointment to read negative articles directed at Senator Charles Grassley who annually listens to Iowans in their county.

The last time I attended a Decorah Grassley listening post, the room was filled with veterans who expressed the need for a local veteran medical center, so residents would not need to travel a great distance for care.

Today, the Veteran Outpatient Clinic is in Decorah. Thank you Senator Grassley.

Contrast that with Senator Tom Harkin, who not only rewarded U.S. Attorney Stephanie Rose with a federal judgeship nomination, but refused a personal invitation to show up in Postville to observe the devastation the raid had on Postville.

Rose was the legal leader who directed the raid. Uff da.