To the Editor:
Republican Sen. Toni Boucher served up a mighty helping of statistical horseplay in her Jan. 25 GOP Viewpoint in The Press. The piece began as a conspiracy warning in which she advises voters that it “appears” to her that the Democratic administration “intends to maximize commuters’ pain to lower their resistance” to funding highway maintenance. That’s a demonization of her rivals that her party’s leader would find tweet-worthy. From there, the senator offered statistical arguments from a study on roads that fails to confirm various evils or incompetence she claims to observe.