To reiterate: There's nothing wrong with stalwart Republicans taking cheapshots at Rep. Allen eighteen months before election day.
There's nothing especially egregious, even, about partisans framing a political attack as nothing more than objective information.
But there's also no reason for local papers to let this junk onto their letters pages--especially unattributed.
Come on, editors. Kristen Dorion is--or recently was--Executive Director of the Maine College Republicans State Committee. That fact isn't exactly buried.
Would it be so difficult to identify her that way?