Rural does not mean rube

Re "See the world, let special interests pay, governor urges," May 1

Why do brain-dead city-dwellers like Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger think that, just because you live in a small town, you are some sort of red-necked rube?

Lots of Californians and Americans choose to live in rural America to live freer, less hectic and more peaceful lives. As a resident of an urban part of Los Angeles County, I envy people who have the wits, intelligence and common sense to live in small-town California.

Why our governor wants rural Californians to become "cosmopolitan" is beyond me. I suggest that he return to some of the good sense he learned as a boy in his small Austrian town.

Richard Gallagher

Rancho Dominguez

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