The front-page Maine Sunday Telegram story “Restrained governor stokes speculation” (May 7) makes the case that Gov. LePage’s public behavior has improved for a few months and asks whether he is seeking a D.C. job, preparing for an election, or just burnishing his legacy.

The excellent article missed one additional piece of evidence. LePage was re-elected under similar circumstances. He avoided most public verbal gaffes by avoiding all but the most controlled public events, and he behaved then as he is behaving now, not the way he usually (mis)behaves.

Peter Morelli

Portland