Scanning the State of Maine 127th Legislature directory recently, I came across a page titled “Legislative Code of Ethics.”

Included on this page is the following: “A Maine legislator is charged with civility and responsible conduct inside and outside of the State House … .” The code continues: “To work well, government requires a bond of trust and respect between citizens and their legislators. With such a trust, high moral and ethical standards producing the public’s confidence … should be observed.”

If the Legislature is held to such standards, shouldn’t we expect and demand the same of our governor?

From what I have read and seen in local and national news, as well as witnessed firsthand, Gov. LePage seems to have a disturbing inability to meet these standards of behavior.

I, for one, as a citizen of this state, feel no “bond of trust and respect.”

Linda Draper