Re "How state rehired a thief" (Page A1, Aug. 29): If this wasn't so pathetic and stupid for the state to hire those with criminal records (because, oh gosh, the criminal might be offended or God forbid, not hired), it would be just hilarious. My taxes pay for criminals to be hired by the state because the idiots who run our state have decided that it's unfair to ask if the person being considered for the job has a felony conviction.
The only answer to that is that we get what we deserve when stupid people come up with stupid decisions. Too bad she didn't get a chance to steal more of my money! This state is truly pitiful.
-- Donna McCloskey, Auburn