Gov. Paul LePage is a middle-class, French-Canadian, hard-working, honest man. As governor of Maine, he does not use rhetoric in his speeches. The dictionary’s meaning of rhetoric is “language that is intended to influence people and that may not be honest or reasonable.” Other politicians who are smooth-talking have been conditioned to use this rhetoric, including politically correct terminology.

I feel our governor could sit at my kitchen table, and I would not need a lawyer to interpret our conversation. I am voting for the man I believe is honest and trustworthy, and who is doing what is right for Maine. In my opinion, he is an everyday man. I encourage your readers to support our fellow Mainer, Gov. Paul LePage.

Paul “Ted” Beane, Biddeford