WHAT a choice for Republicans: Newt or Mitt. I'd vote for nowt. John Page, Glenroy
NEWT versus Mitt. God bless America.
Bill Burns, Mount Waverley
PLEASE tell me the American presidential election is next week. I'm already thoroughly sick of it.
Roger Farrer, Hampton
TO MY superannuation fund manager: please place my money in an Australian bank. You can get 5 per cent per annum return.
Paul Cook, Blackburn North
IT'S just as well the mining resources tax got the chop. I would have hated to see Gina Rinehart in the poorhouse.
Margaret Callinan, Balwyn
WHY can't commentators have the courtesy to pronounce players' names (e.g. ShaRApova and MaKArova) correctly? Would Ms Stubbs appreciate being called REENay?
Judith Armstrong, North Carlton
IT'S ironic that players insist on a background of silence so they can concentrate on their grunting as much as their serve.
Doug Williams, Lorne
HOLD your heads high, Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic. Winning is not just about the scoreboard.
Mandy Macmillan, South Mission Beach, Qld
IT'S amazing how politicians are accused of "spin" (Letters, 24/1) when people don't agree with them.
Ros Levy, Bentleigh East
TONY Abbott pot calling the kettle black.
Sue Bennett, Sunbury
IF GILLARD is John Howard-lite, then her initial commitment to the precommitment pokies reform was akin to a non-core promise.
Joel Feren, Elwood
ON MY 65th birthday, I started taking flying lessons. I'm on to circuits now and am having a great time. Mature? I hope so. Elderly (Letters, 22/1)? Never.
Carolyn Reynolds, Lake Boga
WHEN the fad fades, the tatts (Letters, 23/1) don't.
David Dolan, Caulfield North
IN BURNING the bush for fire prevention, little heed is given to the animals that burn to death or are maimed. If you must live there, wouldn't it be better to build fireproof houses?
Rowan Wigmore, Gisborne
MY spellchecker suggests that I change NAPLAN to napalm. Perhaps it's an indication of what should be done with the meaningless tests that waste students' and teachers' time.
Geoff Phillips, Wonga Park
I WONDER if readers of Dan Murphy's full-colour, full-page ad (Letters, 24/1) noticed the article about the extensive effects of alcohol abuse on the opposite page.
Peter Fagg, Blackburn