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A reader e-mails re the late Miss Eartha Kitt:

I saw/met Miss Kitt at a public appearance/album signing at the Borders Book Store in Downtown Boston about a decade ago. Someone asked the former lefty/commie (the FBI had an extensive file on her in the 1960s) about current political events and she let go with a denunciation of Washington worthy of the most right-wing Republican! Honestly, she sounded like she was reading from a Newt Gingrich speech! She denounced the federal income tax and capital gains taxes. I loved it!

Santa Baby, yeah. But Santa Government, forget it.