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  •  Being cut off (12+ / 0-)

    by the Governor's office may be the best thing to ever happen to the newspaper. Now  maybe instead of having to worry about access  issues with  spokesmen,  they can go out and do real journalism. We haven't had real  journalism in this coutry in 30 years. I hope the Portland paper takes the challenge and spends the rest of the year uncovering  real news in Maine showing  the real face of the republican party for all to see. Let's hope Rachel keeps  this in the news too.

    •  I agree. (5+ / 0-)

      When I read how he had cut off the KJ, etc., I was pretty pleased.  Nothing confirms a story like that kind of behavior.

      And then to follow it up with that line about vaseline ...

      Please proceed, Governor.  :-)

      •  How did this guy get elected in the first place? (2+ / 0-)
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        JBL55, Lujane

        I don't mean to be unkind to the people of Maine because Ohio has John Kasich to put-up with but this guy is very crewed.

        Why do people keep getting fooled by these low lifes ?

        •  It was a three-way race (4+ / 0-)
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          JeffW, trumpeter, Calamity Jean, Lujane

          with a weakish Democrat and a strong independent. They split the non-bagger vote.

          Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

          by milkbone on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 07:34:03 AM PDT

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          •  This is why I'm a big (3+ / 0-)
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            milkbone, Nespolo, Lujane

            proponent of run off voting, and not a fan of multi party or person races. You often end up w/someone that a minority voted for. Minnesota got Jesse Ventura as a governor that way, w/just 33% of the vote. He was OK in the beginning, but then devolved to a thin skinned pain in the butt.

            "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

            by StellaRay on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 07:42:10 AM PDT

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        •  Because Eliot Cutler split the vote. (2+ / 0-)
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          Calamity Jean, Lujane

          He lost the Dem primary to Libby Mitchell, and rather than accept the will of the Dems he ran as an independent.  LePetomaine got in with just under 39% of the vote, but acts like he won in a landslide.  Many Maine cars bear bumper stickers with an outline fo the state of Maine and the number "61%" inside.

          Cutler plans on running again (as an independent) next time around, so we are more than a little trepidacious.

          To his credit, he is also proposing either a run-off system or a ranked vote process.

          But I don't want to give him credit for anything other than being an egotist of the first order.

      •  Now if Obama might just cut off the national press (0+ / 0-)

        like Faux Noise...

        Hell, they already make up stuff anyway.

        Now if he would shut off the NY Times and WA Post, and the networks, we might be better informed about what really is going on in Washington.

    •  Exactly (2+ / 0-)
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      StellaRay, dagnome

      Because the governor's actions are so transparently ridiculous, especially to the state employees who have to follow his directive, I am sure the paper will be able to find any number of anonymous sources within the administration and will get the real dirt that way.

      A government that denies gay men the right to bridal registry is a facist state - Margaret Cho

      by CPT Doom on Fri Jun 21, 2013 at 07:13:42 AM PDT

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