I cannot express in words how deeply I am offended by the governor's recent words. I don't think I need even mention which words. I don't think I could repeat them.
I am offended for myself as a polite person, but I am especially offended as the father of a young girl attending Dirigo Girls State. The governor just spent a day with hundreds of teenage girls from around the state the day before he makes grotesquely sexual remarks in public, and then he defends his remarks.
Does he even stop to think that he just spent a day with impressionable teenage girls and that they will be paying particular attention to him for the next few days?
How do we teach our children to respect government, or to have respect for authority in general when he behaves with no respect for others?
He doesn't even respect the office of the governor itself enough to restrain himself from such a heinous public display of vulgarity.
David Nordstrom, Wilton