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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Burning portrait of Gov. Goodhair

A quick snapshot of Rick Perry, leading contender as the Republican presidential nominee: 139 countries (72 percent of the countries in the world) have abolished the death penalty in law or practice. What is Rick Perry’s claim to fame? He has presided over 234 executions, a record number, while governor of Texas.

In Mr. Perry’s Sept. 8 speech, he said we should dismantle government; this from the man who is running for the highest government office in the land.

Wildfires have consumed 3.6 million acres in Texas, and so what has Gov. Perry been doing? He cut funding by 75 percent for volunteer firefighters who are the first responders to 90 percent of the wildfires in Texas. Are you sure you would want Mr. Perry as president?

Ron Lowe,

Nevada City