With the sad news of the death of former Gov. Mike Foster, I had this memory.

You see, I still have an "M" endorsement on my driver's license.

While I don't have a motorcycle anymore after selling my scooter last year, I still look forward to rides.

One of the best rides I ever had was with many other "HOGS" in the Mike Foster Reelection in Y2K that started at the Tanger Outlet in Gonzales and ended with a feast at the Governor's Mansion.

Many politicians from both sides of the aisle could certainly aim more to "Be Like Mike" (OK, I'm still a Michael Jordan fan!) in collegiality and practicality.

May he rest in peace.

KEITH JOHN PAUL HORCASITAS

social worker

Baton Rouge