The April 20 editorial “Mr. McDonnell’s freebie vacations” asked, “Why can’t Virginia’s governor pay his own way?” The answer, of course, is that he can. However, in choosing not to reach into his own pocket to pay for this personal expense, he demonstrated a character flaw found in too many politicians: He chose to live with a little less integrity in favor of a little more money.

Ron Glaser, Haymarket