West Virginia Gov. Gaston Caperton says he couldn't read a comic book when he was growing up because he suffered from dyslexia, a disability that jumbles letters and numbers in a person's mind. "I was smart enough that I was able to fool my way through for a while," Caperton said in an interview. "I remembered when all the other kids in the neighborhood would read the funny books and I couldn't. I just sort of looked at the pictures." Eventually, his parents caught on and began an extensive catch-up program for him. By the time he reached high school, the problem was under control, he said. Caperton, 49, is an avid reader who loves history books and fiction. He's also a strong backer of remedial education. "It's so important to fund those programs in the early years." he said.