EDITOR: I do not know what Bill Maher said ("Double standard," Letters, Tuesday), but I know what Sarah Palin said about President Barack Obama during her election bid and afterward. Palin's derogatory comments left her open for criticism from the pundits.

Rush Limbaugh's carrying on about a college student being a "slut" was way out of bounds. His statement that she should post sex tapes online was downright perverted. His statements were derogatory to any woman. I hope she uses her law degree, properly, to deal with bullies like Limbaugh.

In the case of Maher vs. Limbaugh, you might say that two wrongs don't make a right. But comparing the two men and their statements is like comparing apples to rotten oranges.

The fact that Limbaugh is on the air still amazes me. His day will come, as it will for all men who think of women in those terms. We vote, we pay taxes, we are smart, and we can do without men like these. There are plenty of good men out there who don't think like these men.


Rohnert Park



May: Deputy Sonoma County Administrator Jim Leddy takes job as Mono County administrator.


December: Female employee in Leddy’s office discusses sexual harassment allegations with Mono County counsel’s office.


January: Mono County supervisors get involved. Female employee placed on administrative leave.

January/February: Leddy applies for administrative job in Sonoma County, but does not get it.

March 2: Employee moved to Probation Department.

March 24: Employee interviewed by state investigator, claims harassment dating back to June 2013.

April 13: Sonoma County opens recruitment for special projects director position in Community Development Commission.

April 14: Leddy announces resignation, effective May 31. Employee files complaint of employment discrimination with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

April 16: Leddy applies for job at Community Development Commission.

April 17: Sonoma County closes recruitment for Community Development Commission position.

April 21: Sonoma County supervisors approve the new Community Development Commission position.

May 26: Leddy starts working at Community Development Commission.

June 2: Employee reaches settlement with Mono County.

July 9: Employee withdraws sexual harassment complaint; Department of Fair Employment and Housing closes investigation.