Meet Maine’s New Governor

In case you haven’t heard about this guy before, his name will stick in your mind.  The new Maine Governor, Paul Le Page isn’t afraid to say what he thinks. Judging by the comments, every time he opens his mouth, his popularity goes up.He brought down the house at his inauguration when he shook his fist toward the media box and said, “You’re on notice! I’ve inherited a financially- troubled State to run. Observe…cover what we do…but don’t whine if I don’t waste time responding to your every whim for your amusement.”

During his campaign for Governor, he was talking to commercial fishermen who are struggling because of federal fisheries rules. They complained that Obama brought his family to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park for a long Labor Day holiday and found time to meet with union leaders, but wouldn’t talk to the fishermen. LePage replied, “I’d tell him to go to hell and get out of my State.” The Lame Stream Media crucified LePage, but he jumped 6 points in the pre-election poll.

The Martin Luther King incident was a political sandbag which brought him National exposure. The ‘lame stream’ media crucified him, but word on the street is very positive. The NAACP specifically asked LePage to spend MLK Day visiting black inmates at the Maine State Prison. He told them that he would meet with ALL inmates, regardless of race, if he were to visit the prison. The NAACP balked and then put out a news release claiming falsely that he refused to participate in any MLK events. He read it in the paper for the 1st time the next morning while being driven to an event and went ballistic because none of the reporters had called him for comment before running the NAACP release.

He arrived at that event & said in front of a TV camera, “If they want to play the race card on me they can kiss my ass”, and he reminded them that he has an adopted black son from Jamaica and that he attended the local MLK Breakfast every year that he was mayor of Waterville. (He started his morning there on MLK Day.)

He then stated that there’s a right way and a wrong way to meet with the Governor, and he put all special interests on notice that press releases, media leaks, and all demonstrations would prove to be the wrong way. He said any other group which acted like the NAACP could expect to be at the bottom of the Governor’s priority list.

He then did the following, and judging from local radio talk show callers, his popularity increased even more: The State employees union complained because he waited until 3 P.M. before closing State offices and facilities and sending non-emergency personnel home during the last blizzard. The prior Governor would often close offices for the day with just a forecast before the first flakes. (Each time the State closes for snow, it costs the taxpayers about $1 million in wages for no work in return.)

LePage was CEO of the Marden’s chain of discount family bargain retail stores before election as governor.

 
He noted that State employees getting off work early could still find lots of retail stores open to shop. So, he put the State employees on notice by announcing: “If Marden’s is open, Maine is open!”He told State employees: “We live in Maine in the winter, for heaven’s sake, and should know how to drive in it. Otherwise, apply for a State job in Florida!”

Governor LePage symbolizes what America needs; Refreshing politicians who aren’t self-serving and who exhibit common sense.

 
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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. AubeO
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 12:58:21

    Thank you, Governor LePage, for being a politician with backbone and gonads. Mine, in New York State, for got where theirs are.

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  2. Martin Seebach
    Jun 06, 2011 @ 02:46:15

    Right on! It is a bummer that ‘race card’ trumps sanity and reality every time. Especially considering we are all of one race; human.

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  3. Chris Johnson
    Jun 08, 2011 @ 14:59:34

    It would be nice to see more governmental people who have practical views and the ethical fortitude to see them through and common sense to govern our great nation. You are someone who strikes me as someone is not in government for personal gains. I congratulate you. Far too often there are so many politicians claiming they are working for the people. However, in the end they are in government for self-servicing means, book deals, speaking engagements and inside information to benefit their own personal wealth.

    Prior to today, I have never heard about you but you appear to be someone who I wish was running more than the State of Maine.

    Chris Johnson

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  4. Anonymous
    Jun 08, 2011 @ 16:41:09

    I supposed if you lived in Maine you may have a very different opinion of the Man. Everything that you think that you know about his is false. Get your facts straight before you move to Maine.

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    • Z
      Jun 15, 2011 @ 19:32:32

      So, are you saying he is really a big jerk or what? I wasn’t planning on moving to Maine.

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      • J
        Apr 18, 2012 @ 04:00:27

        He is disturbed. He has “delivered” nothing other than bullying. That his vulgarity and utter ignorance are viewed as positive, is frightening.

  5. Anonymous
    Jul 23, 2011 @ 16:23:08

    I thought all politicians like Truman were gone and forgotten.

    This new Gov of Main calls an SOB an SOB. Rave on Gov. We love your rhetoric.

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  6. C Lynn Robbins
    Oct 22, 2011 @ 17:05:12

    Sounds like he needs to be a Presidential Candidate!!! If he’s what it sounds like, I’d like him better than what our choices are now!

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  7. Bill Higgins
    Nov 01, 2011 @ 05:10:32

    Hey Governor!
    I’m from Arkansas. You are right on that the government should be run like a business!
    I’m no economist but this one thing i KNOW:
    If you’re outgo is more than your income, then your upkeep will be your downfall…, that describes our federal government!
    We MUST run government like any other business!
    Way to go!
    Bill Higgins

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  8. gman
    Mar 08, 2012 @ 03:31:52

    Right on Gov, there millions of us out here that have been thinking like this for a long long time. Im really hoping you can make it happen, there will be a lot of us watching and hoping you make it.

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  9. Floridagal
    Jun 08, 2012 @ 16:51:51

    I’m originally from Maine and I’m getting the exact opposite opinion from “real” people I know there. They say he is a big blow-hard who only cares about the rich and thinks the poor people can go you know where! Well, tea party, doh!

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