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Empowering women on the Hill

The opinion-page article ''Why the Public So Dislikes Politicians,'' July 11, fails to mention that much of this posturing and positioning by elected leaders merely gives the perception of strong leaders while they actually accomplish very little.

When the state legislatures and the US Congress have more female members, for instance, they will probably accomplish more. Women's collaborative, negotiating, and power-sharing skills could bring a welcome change to our government.

George A. Dean Edgartown, Mass.

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