"OSBI to investigate email sent to senator" (News, April 2), concerning the threats made toward state Sen. Cliff Branan and his family by Al Gerhart, co-founder of the Sooner Tea Party, is shocking. There's no excuse for Gerhart's ill-tempered comments or for the bullying vendetta and intimidation tactics directed against Branan. Branan and his wife are exemplary citizens of our city and state. Instead of threats they should be acknowledged for Branan's public service and her support of him. Gerhart's comments show that he badly needs a remedial course in good manners and common sense.