Whoopey. Lester B. Otten has his hat in the ring and would have us believe he is qualified to be the next governor of the state of Maine.

Well, this comes as no surprise since history shows he has entrepreneurial and political vision beyond the guess of man. He campaigns with rhetoric deriding and criticizing the president for reckless spending, all of this coming from the man who wrote the book on reckless spending.

Witness his poor performance as a business leader leading to the demise of American Ski, and ultimately being shown the door as CEO by the board.

Indisputable facts show his heavily leveraged infrastructure and realty speculations contributed substantially to the ultimate demise of a once-great ski industry company. And now he would bring credentials of this ilk to the table in support of his candidacy?

Can Les take Maine in the direction it needs to go? I think not.

Loren B. Feldman, Sabattus