Letter: LePage behaves like a small-town sheriff

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I read with great interest Edgar Allen Beem’s opinion regarding Gov. Paul LePage’s behavior regarding the threatened withdrawal of funds to help maintain the Good Will-Hinckley program (“No excuse for executive abuse”). Another example of political leadership with limited substance and unlimited ego.

LePage’s inability to string coherent sentences together at times certainly explains his willingness to sabotage a school that has helped many.

I know. I was a student there and had it not been for the educational and spiritual opportunity GWH provided, my next step in life would not have been St. Louis University.

I once read that “contempt is egotism in ill humor.” This current example of executive abuse reminds me of the quintessential small-town sheriff in the deep South. I suppose like too many I am deeply cynical – now 70 years of age – and must remind myself that cynicism is another form of enabling. This we must all address.

Mike Duck
Agoura Hills, California