Tag Archives: paul lepage

On holding LePage supporters accountable

As someone who travels outside of the state somewhat frequently, I am sick of: a. people REGULARLY asking me if our Executive is mentally unstable b. having to explain the behaviors of our governor, who can easily be confused by someone who is mentally unstable, away.I was recently watching a comment thread in which this […]

The Party of Paul “Little Beards” LePage is on a professionalism kick.

The party of Paul “Bullshit” LePage (AKA Paul “The NAACP Can Kiss My Butt” LePage, AKA Paul “President Obama can go to Hell” LePage, AKA Paul “State Workers are Corrupt” LePage, AKA Paul “I am not a fan of newspapers” LePage, AKA Paul “the IRS are like the Nazi Secret State Police” LePage, AKA Paul […]

Elvers, Truth and Reconciliation, and LePage’s obstructionism

I was shocked—but not shocked because obviously—to hear that, according to Passamaquoddy official, Governor LePage threatened to withhold support from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission during his most recent temper tantrum. My friends who pay attention to fishery policy and sustainability and compliance issues suggest that this dust up regarding Passamaquoddy elver fishing practices is […]

On political optics, dangerous precedent …

On political optics, dangerous precedent, avoiding looking like a friend to child molesters, and how journalism works I was heartened to read Rep. Brian Jones’ opinion piece about the dangerous precedent set by the passing of LD 576 [Resolve to Protect Concealed Handgun Permit Information on a Temporary Basis]. He wrote: I won’t write about […]

On fear, action, legislation and the BDN concealed weapons permit “scandal”

I have been struggling to better understand why I was unsettled to my core by the concealed weapons permit hoopla that occurred last week and has, by way of inspiring the passing of emergency legislation, carried over into this one. On one hand, I was outraged by the response of those claiming to act in […]