If one can look beyond the name-calling and judge the governor on what he has done, rather than what he says, it is clear that he is not concerned with popularity. He has had the courage to make some needed cuts in popular programs in order to try and stabilize Maine’s economy and keep Maine fiscally responsible for what it promises.

This is tough, and it angers people who are affected. But to claim he should resign and that he poses a danger to others over a comment about an historical duel is ridiculous. I fault this newspaper for choosing to make headlines over this when there are so many more important things to report on.

Nancy Young