Surely a degree of open-minded tolerance is a prerequisite for the job of president, a quality singularly lacking in David Norris's make-up. One recalls in disgust his obscene name-calling of Pope Benedict as a Nazi. Given the pope's treatment by the Nazis – a close relative was subject to their euthanasia policy and his father was bullied and abused by them – Norris is clearly unfit.

Eric Conway,

Navan, Co Meath