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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:13 PM

Labor mural removed by Maine gov. back on display


The mural that gov. Paul LePage claimed "presented a one-sided view that bowed to organized labor" was restored

BY CLARKE CANFIELD, ASSOCIATED PRESS


AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A mural depicting scenes from Maine’s labor history returned to public display Monday, 22 months after the governor set off a political firestorm and spawned a federal lawsuit by ordering it removed.

Gov. Paul LePage caused an uproar in March 2011 when he ordered the mural removed from the Labor Department lobby, claiming it presented a one-sided view that bowed to organized labor and overlooked the contributions of job-creating entrepreneurs.

Beginning Monday, the mural was back on public view in an atrium that serves as the entryway to the Maine State Museum, Maine State Library and Maine State Archives. The space is open to the public six days a week.

Richard Bamforth, of Augusta, was angry when LePage first ordered the mural removed, calling it silly and petty. But he acknowledged the new venue seemed to be more appropriate than a hidden-away state office building.

“This is a much more visually appealing setting, I think,” he said as he, his wife and their 19-year-old granddaughter examined the mural in the spacious, well-lit atrium.

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http://www.salon.com/2013/01/14/labor_mural_removed_by_maine_gov_back_on_display_2/

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Reply Labor mural removed by Maine gov. back on display (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
mokawanis Jan 2013 #1
Fresh_Start Jan 2013 #2
louis c Jan 2013 #3
Cha Jan 2013 #4
DonViejo Jan 2013 #10
Gormy Cuss Jan 2013 #5
lunasun Jan 2013 #11
spanone Jan 2013 #6
lpbk2713 Jan 2013 #7
The Wizard Jan 2013 #8
Smilo Jan 2013 #9
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #12

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:19 PM

1. Glad to hear it's back on display

Sounds like it's in a great location. Funny how LePage being such an asshole about it might result in more people seeing it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:23 PM

2. sweet! he wanted to hide labor's contribution which was hidden in a back room somewhere

now its on public display in a much more visible location.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:28 PM

3. Fuck Paul LePage

That crazy old bastard. He's political day of reckoning is coming. His throw out date is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 2014. We're counting the days here in New England.

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Response to louis c (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:49 PM

4. Good for the country, too! Now if we can just get rid

of those other sick govs who rode the teabagger wave in 2010.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:29 PM

10. Chris Christie is one of those Governors...

I wish he were still polling in the low numbers.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:25 PM

5. That's great location for the mural

but I hope someone pays for a plaque to explain how it ended up there.

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:29 PM

11. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:28 PM

6. republicans are such assholes.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:34 PM

7. Hear! Hear!




A small victory is a victory nonetheless.





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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:35 PM

8. There's no nice way to say

LePage is a Nazi.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:23 PM

9. Backfired on LePage beautifully

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:50 AM

12. K & R

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