Wow that letter is BS, where was it? Respected? hardly. His budget issues are well known, just ask some former treasurers. Or how he supported the companies decision to require furloughed Delta pilots to resign seniority numbers...creating the animosity we see now towards Comair pilots even ones that weren't around then. After he left office the Union got the bill for all the "flight loss pay" that his administration ran up. It's like saying our finances are fine, even though you haven't received the Visa bill from christmas yet.
This guy is a political spin machine. Sounds like he wants his old job back, his last attempt didn't work (he was supposedly behind the recall of the reps)