I’ve mentioned this before, but I feel like it needs to be said in defense of my home state of Maine: Our crazy, awful, lunatic Tea Party Governor is a product of a state that doesn’t have a run-off vote. In 2010, Governor LePage was voted Governor of a fairly progressive New England state because the hapless Democrat and a popular Independent candidate split the vote, giving the election to LePage with only 38 percent of the popular vote.
Since then, this man has embarrassed this state at every conceivable goddamn turn. Here is a sampling of the horrible things he’s said as Governor:
Thirteen state Republicans also renounced their party earlier this week in part because of LePage and his assholery. If you’re running as a Republican in this state — a state once known for reasonable, common sense Republicans (see Olympia Snow, Susan Collins), you’ve got not shot in hell if you in any way associate yourself with LePage.
And now, LePage has dug himself in even deeper, telling a group of Republicans at a donor meeting last week that “Obama hates white people.” Nevermind that Obama is half-white and that he was raised, in part, by his white grandparents: Obama is a failure as a President because, as a biracial President, he failed to emphasize his white heritage because “he hates white people.”
Of course he does.
It should be noted that Obama won 58 percent of the white vote in Maine (which is 99 percent white) in the last election, while LePage only mustered 38 percent, which at least suggests that the state’s white people like Obama more than they like LePage.
Anyway, I just wanted to apologize to the rest of the country on behalf of our state and the moron we’ve inadvertently elected to run it.
Oh, I’m sorry. LePage is not the worst governor in the country; he’s apparently, the second worst.
(Source: Portland Press Herald)