As a result, you can imagine how embarrassed I was to learn Oklahoma has a governor who blatantly has shown disrespect for the highest office in the land.

Mary Fallin not only embarrassed the office of the governor, but more importantly, she embarrassed the people of Oklahoma by her humiliating failure to carry out her duties as an elected official and as the chief ambassador of the state.

Her failure to briefly interrupt her personal schedule to welcome a sitting president of the United States is an unforgivable breach of professional conduct for a governor, regardless of his or her personal beliefs or political ideology.

I am grateful to Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and Midwest City Mayor Jack Fry for doing what the governor was apparently too busy vacationing to do. Thank you for your respect for the people of Oklahoma and for the office of the president.

—Terri L. Miller, Oklahoma City

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