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    A Great Governor

    The Governor of Maine has my vote (if only I could vote for him)!

    Maine governor to lawmaker: ‘I am after you’

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage left a hostile voicemail for a state lawmaker Thursday morning, calling him a “socialist c***sucker.”
    The Portland Press Herald reports that the governor left the expletive-filled message after a TV reporter said that Rep. Drew Gattine, D-Westbrook, was among several people who accused him of racism.
    “Mr. Gattine, this is Gov. Paul Richard LePage. I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you c***sucker,” he said. “I want to talk to you. I want you to prove that I’m a racist. I’ve spent my life helping black people and you little son of a bitch, socialist c***sucker. You … I need you to, just friggin’. I want you to record this and make it public because I am after you. Thank you.”
    The accusations of racism stemmed from comments LePage made during a town hallin North Berwick on Wednesday. LePage had said he has a three-ring binder of photos from drug busts and that most “are black and Hispanic people from Waterbury, Connecticut; the Bronx; and Brooklyn.” According to LePage, Gattine called him a racist in response. Gattine denied this to local outlets.
    Unapologetic about his statements, not only did LePage encourage Gattine to record the voicemail, he also invited a journalist from the Press Herald and a TV crew from local ABC affiliate WMTW to the Blaine House, the official residence of the governor, to conduct a half-hour interview on his motivations. He lamented that he could not settle their dispute with a duel. . . . .
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    Re: A Great Governor

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The Governor of Maine has my vote (if only I could vote for him)!

    Maine governor to lawmaker: ‘I am after you’

    [FONT="]Maine Gov. Paul LePage left a hostile voicemail for a state lawmaker Thursday morning, calling him a “socialist c***sucker.”[/FONT]
    [FONT="]The Portland Press Herald reports that the governor left the expletive-filled message after a TV reporter said that Rep. Drew Gattine, D-Westbrook, was among several people who accused him of racism.[/FONT]
    [FONT="]“Mr. Gattine, this is Gov. Paul Richard LePage. I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you c***sucker,” he said. “I want to talk to you. I want you to prove that I’m a racist. I’ve spent my life helping black people and you little son of a bitch, socialist c***sucker. You … I need you to, just friggin’. I want you to record this and make it public because I am after you. Thank you.”[/FONT]
    [FONT="]The accusations of racism stemmed from comments LePage made during a town hallin North Berwick on Wednesday. LePage had said he has a three-ring binder of photos from drug busts and that most “are black and Hispanic people from Waterbury, Connecticut; the Bronx; and Brooklyn.” According to LePage, Gattine called him a racist in response. Gattine denied this to local outlets.[/FONT]
    Unapologetic about his statements, not only did LePage encourage Gattine to record the voicemail, he also invited a journalist from the Press Herald and a TV crew from local ABC affiliate WMTW to the Blaine House, the official residence of the governor, to conduct a half-hour interview on his motivations. He lamented that he could not settle their dispute with a duel. . . . .
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    Re: A Great Governor

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The Governor of Maine has my vote (if only I could vote for him)!

    Maine governor to lawmaker: ‘I am after you’

    [FONT="]Maine Gov. Paul LePage left a hostile voicemail for a state lawmaker Thursday morning, calling him a “socialist c***sucker.”[/FONT]
    [FONT="]The Portland Press Herald reports that the governor left the expletive-filled message after a TV reporter said that Rep. Drew Gattine, D-Westbrook, was among several people who accused him of racism.[/FONT]
    [FONT="]“Mr. Gattine, this is Gov. Paul Richard LePage. I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you c***sucker,” he said. “I want to talk to you. I want you to prove that I’m a racist. I’ve spent my life helping black people and you little son of a bitch, socialist c***sucker. You … I need you to, just friggin’. I want you to record this and make it public because I am after you. Thank you.”[/FONT]
    [FONT="]The accusations of racism stemmed from comments LePage made during a town hallin North Berwick on Wednesday. LePage had said he has a three-ring binder of photos from drug busts and that most “are black and Hispanic people from Waterbury, Connecticut; the Bronx; and Brooklyn.” According to LePage, Gattine called him a racist in response. Gattine denied this to local outlets.[/FONT]
    Unapologetic about his statements, not only did LePage encourage Gattine to record the voicemail, he also invited a journalist from the Press Herald and a TV crew from local ABC affiliate WMTW to the Blaine House, the official residence of the governor, to conduct a half-hour interview on his motivations. He lamented that he could not settle their dispute with a duel. . . . .
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    Re: A Great Governor

    How is this a good quality in a governor? Even if Gattine's attack was completely and unequivocally baseless, this is not a good response to it.
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    Re: A Great Governor

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    How is this a good quality in a governor? Even if Gattine's attack was completely and unequivocally baseless, this is not a good response to it.
    It's beyond good. It's superb.
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    Re: A Great Governor

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The Governor of Maine has my vote (if only I could vote for him)!

    Maine governor to lawmaker: ‘I am after you’

    [FONT="]Maine Gov. Paul LePage left a hostile voicemail for a state lawmaker Thursday morning, calling him a “socialist c***sucker.”[/FONT]
    [FONT="]The Portland Press Herald reports that the governor left the expletive-filled message after a TV reporter said that Rep. Drew Gattine, D-Westbrook, was among several people who accused him of racism.[/FONT]
    [FONT="]“Mr. Gattine, this is Gov. Paul Richard LePage. I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you c***sucker,” he said. “I want to talk to you. I want you to prove that I’m a racist. I’ve spent my life helping black people and you little son of a bitch, socialist c***sucker. You … I need you to, just friggin’. I want you to record this and make it public because I am after you. Thank you.”[/FONT]
    [FONT="]The accusations of racism stemmed from comments LePage made during a town hallin North Berwick on Wednesday. LePage had said he has a three-ring binder of photos from drug busts and that most “are black and Hispanic people from Waterbury, Connecticut; the Bronx; and Brooklyn.” According to LePage, Gattine called him a racist in response. Gattine denied this to local outlets.[/FONT]
    Unapologetic about his statements, not only did LePage encourage Gattine to record the voicemail, he also invited a journalist from the Press Herald and a TV crew from local ABC affiliate WMTW to the Blaine House, the official residence of the governor, to conduct a half-hour interview on his motivations. He lamented that he could not settle their dispute with a duel. . . . .
    This guy sounds like an absolute imbecile and a childish partisan. I'll let you draw your own conclusions past this point.
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    Re: A Great Governor

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    It's beyond good. It's superb.
    It makes him look like someone who will utterly lose it just from some simple words said to him. Not a good quality.
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    Re: A Great Governor

    Quote Originally Posted by FieldTheorist View Post
    This guy sounds like an absolute imbecile and a childish partisan. I'll let you draw your own conclusions past this point.
    “I am a history buff, and I referenced how political opponents used to call each other out in the 1820s — including Andrew Jackson, the father of the Democratic Party,” LePage continued. “Obviously, it is illegal today; it was simply a metaphor and I meant no physical harm to Gattine. But I am calling him out to stop giving inflammatory sound bites and get to work to end this crisis that is killing Mainers, destroying families and creating drug-addicted babies, all so the drug dealers Gattine is protecting can make a profit.”
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    Re: A Great Governor

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    How is this a good quality in a governor? Even if Gattine's attack was completely and unequivocally baseless, this is not a good response to it.
    I love it. I'm so damned sick of people throwing around the race card I can hardly stand it. It's really time people stopped worrying of responding in a politically correct fashion and start dishing it back with both barrels. Calling out someone as a racist is the lowest of the low if it is not true. I don't believe it is since the governor assured the comments ten times the notoriety than they would have otherwise garnered.


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    Re: A Great Governor

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    It makes him look like someone who will utterly lose it just from some simple words said to him. Not a good quality.
    On the contrary, identification of a personal honor issue is admirable, and we've become too lax in letting such mischief slide. That has given us our current sewer campaign for President.
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