In the Sun Journal editorial June 2, you commented on Gov. Paul LePage's complaint about losing his First Amendment right to free speech. He had not been allowed to speak at a work session of the Legislature's Appropriations Committee.
You were right in one regard, but wrong in another. You correctly identified the governor's tendency for hyperbole, misrepresentation and foolish grandstanding. But you erred when you titled the editorial "Our leader ..."
What leader? He is the governor due solely to the peculiarities of the state's election proceedings. He fails to unite people in common cause; he fails to serve as an appropriate model; he expresses himself, more often than not, with foot in mouth; he fails to inspire (unless one is impressed with bluster and bully); and he provides no vision, save that of advertising the state with a "For Sale" sign.
That is leadership?
More accurately, he is an occupier. He occupies a chair in an office belonging to a title called governor.
Roger Zimmerman, Bethel