Re "Governor's obstinancy big hurdle" (Dan Walters, Aug. 30): Obstinate about the prisons he may be, but Gov. Jerry Brown's greatest problem is not prisons, nor tunnels, nor high-speed rail. His concern, as it is of all politicians, is his legacy. After all, who wants to enter into political posterity with a moniker that conjures up idyllic visions of moonlight over water?
Knowing this, we can see why he so doggedly persists in championing public works projects of Biblical proportions. As his time in politics grows to a close, it must be maddening to know the title that awaits him on the marble bust of time. Cheer up governor, for you have been, are, and always will be our Governor Moonbeam!
-- Michael McMurry, Suisun City