A positive life
Regarding “Photo plight” (Editorial, Tuesday): The editorial neatly glides past a couple of obvious questions brought out by the racist photo in Gov. Ralph Northam’s yearbook and the subsequent numerous calls for his resignation.
First, in this particular case, Northam said at least four times that he is not in the racist photo, so it is up to those calling for his resignation to prove that it is him, and that he approved of and sent in the photo. If they cannot prove it, they are asking for someone who may be innocent to resign for some transgression that he did not even commit..
Second, even if this allegation is true, should we as citizens be willing to ignore the positive aspects of a man’s life such as military service and duty to the country and look only at a negative that may have happened in his life some 35 years earlier when he was a very young man? We have all done foolish things as young men and women.
I would urge the governor to stay on and fight this. Robert L. Fischer, Houston