At Least He’s (Still) Not Your Governor

Yup, still angry.

Yup, still angry.

Last week Maine Gov. Paul LePage made it into the regular Colorado Pols feature “At Least They’re Not Your Legislator.” Thanks to his incredible oratory skills, LePage is back again this week.

As Camila Domonoske reports for NPR, LePage apparently still has room in his mouth for another foot:

After leaving an obscene voicemail for a state legislator, Maine Gov. Paul LePage has apologized to that lawmaker, waffled on whether he would consider resigning, and stood by his widely criticized comments characterizing drug dealers as overwhelmingly black and Hispanic.

LePage also has told reporters he will never again speak to the press…

…The governor says that a reporter mischaracterized [Rep. Drew] Gattine’s use of the phrase “racially charged” as an allegation of racism.

“That was a cheap shot and [the reporter] got my goat — and I don’t know if he researched and knows that I am very sensitive to helping black people in some of the Carribbean islands but it’s very sensitive, and he hit a wrong button. He hit a wrong nerve,” LePage said Wednesday.

He said the reporter in question owes an apology, too.

It is probably in LePage’s best interests to stop talking — in general — so that he can avoid saying things like, “I am very sensitive to helping black people in some of the Carribbean islands.” Unfortunately, LePage is still the Governor of a state, so it’s kind of important that he continue to speak to the media.

2 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Chickenheed says:

    I won't be surprised if LePage resigns to become Trump's next campaign manager.

    To make things worse, I can't tell if I'm joking.

  2. Voyageur says:

    In this election chick, reality often outruns parody.

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