If anyone wants to see the personification of arrogance, just look at Mayor Larry Gilbert’s face on the front page of the Sun Journal on Nov. 9.
I don’t know Mayor Gilbert but have met him many times. He’s had a great career as a police officer, U.S. marshal and mayor. But to think he knows what is best for the people of Lewiston and the state is going a little too far.
And to turn to name-calling shows his true colors as a Democrat — if you don’t win, blame the Republicans or someone else.
Mayor Gilbert should understand the truth: The people of Maine did not want the casino.
I don’t think much attention was paid to Gov. Paul LePage’s remarks, or the opponents of the casino issue. Voters just didn’t want it.
It is also interesting that, according to the tally results, two wards in Lewiston were against the issue.
I guess the question might be, how was Mayor Gilbert going to gain from a win with the casino vote? By becoming head of security? Might be a question worth asking.
Alan Elze, Auburn