So we thought Shawn Moody would be one of the smarter candidates for governor, but then he came out with this fire extinguishers-versus-guns thing (“Candidate for governor calls fire extinguishers a ‘great deterrent’ to school shooters,” March 6), and we have to reconsider. Maybe he could demonstrate for us how that would work – sprint for the cabinet, yank out the red cylinder and – then what? It’s important to see the whole thing.

We know that running a good auto body shop means you have to be smarter than someone whose business was selling cheap stuff to Mainers, but Paul LePage’s intelligence won’t be part of the equation this time.

Shawn has to do better.

Joe O’Donnell

Portland