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Governor Paul LePage of Maine this morning announced that he would veto a 2/3rds supported bipartisan compromise budget and followed up his remarks by saying that Democratic State Senator Troy Jackson “claims to be for the people but he’s the first one to give it to the people without providing Vaseline.”

LePage is infamously crude. He’s told the Maine NAACP to "kiss my butt", joked that his opposition to banning Bisphenol A (BPA) in child products worst outcomes would be “little beards” on women, suggested that the IRS is "the new Gestapo" in his official weekly radio address, et cetera. The Governor has been on a veto tear recently and has been lobbing continual bombastic insults at opponents and banning administration officials from publicly testifying on the budget or talking to selected newspapers in the state.

In early July LePage will be hobnobbing with the Maine GOP elite and Jeb Bush at Walker Point in Kennebunkport to raise funds for his re-election. Which brings us to our poll…


Vaseline could best be used at the Bush compound...

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  •  Thanks, Bruce. (7+ / 0-)

    Sitting here with my brother, Kossack bastrop over in Port Clyde. I just read this out loud to him and his reaction, I think, sums up LePage perfectly:

    "What a shitbag."

    I concur.

    I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

    by commonmass on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 02:14:55 PM PDT

  •  With a name like LePage... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...I think more of glue than something slick.

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 04:13:05 PM PDT

  •  Culturally deprived back-water atmosphere (1+ / 0-)
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    I am quick to envision people of the deep south as radical, racists, right-wing, rednecks who live with odd people who believe odd things.

    However, as a northerner I must admit that Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Pennsylvania share far to many traits with deep southerners.

    •  That is a gross mischaracterization of Maine. (3+ / 0-)
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      Bruce Bourgoine, mayim, Charles Hall

      It is true that there are some very odd people in Maine indeed (I like to think I'm one of them) but your character assassination of the Pine Tree State (Vaselineland?) and your deeply offensive over-generalizations about Southerners demonstrate total ignorance of either the South or Northern New England.

      You are quick to envision alright--quick to envision offensive stereotypes about entire regions and states and tell Mainers that they live in a culturally deprived back-water atmosphere which shares radical, racist, right-wing rednecks with the Deep South because we all know that all Southerners are all these things.

      Paul LePage is an asshole. His election was a bit of a fluke. Mainers came to their senses and voted the Democrats back to the majority in both houses of the lege. Maine is actually a very progressive state. For instance, unlike Alabama, Maine passed marriage equality. At the ballot box. It has tight environmental and conservation laws. It is a strong welfare state. It is a lot of very progressive things. It ties with Vermont as the least religious state in the nation. Do we have lots of farmers and fishermen? We sure do. Are they all rubes? Of course not. Do we have kooks? We sure do--one of them is Governor. But the things you say about both the South and about Northern New England are untrue, they are unkind, and they are unnecessary.

      I resent that. I demand snark, and overly so -- Markos Moulitsas.

      by commonmass on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 07:03:44 PM PDT

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  •  Why is he so fixated on butts and vaseline? (1+ / 0-)
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  •  better he's infamously crude (2+ / 0-)
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    commonmass, twcollier

    and blustering and inept
    than malevolent and skillful.
    not much better, but a little bit

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