KEVIN METZ says in a letter that the governor's comments are taken out of context and he doesn't mean what most people (probably Democrats) think he means.

So, Kevin, what do you think he really meant when he cut food stamps for the poor? What do you think he really meant when he cut school funding? What do you think he really meant when he endorsed the voter-ID law? What do you think he really meant when he said he wouldn't endorse any taxes on the gas-drilling companies? What do you think he really meant by rejecting funding from the federal government for medical-insurance costs?

I'm sure he's been misunderstood about many other things too numerous to mention, but please explain how you are able to understand him and none of the rest of us can.

Joe Orenstein

Philadelphia

Museum piece

I have a suggestion for the old Daily News building. Why not maintain a floor or two as a newspaper museum? Preserve the tradition of a dying form of communication that was "revolutionized" in Philadelphia, from Ben Franklin to the Bulletin to philly.com. It's a shame to see history destroyed in general, but progress should include paying tribute to the past. Nothing against expensive condos for the affluent, but preserving history can be profitable, too.

Jeff Armstrong

Rehoboth, Del.