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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:17 PM

LePage swears, storms out of meeting with independent House members, lawmakers say

Source: Bangor (Maine) News

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage swore, pounded a table and stormed out of a meeting with three independent House members last week, according to the lawmakers. The trio said they hoped to talk to the governor about alternate approaches to balancing the state budget. Instead, the lawmakers said the governor called them “idiots” and again railed against Maine’s public schools.

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He raised his hands over his head, then pounded the table, Brooks said.

“‘You guys, you’re idiots and you’re just as bad if not worse than those other guys,’” LePage said, according to Brooks. “I assumed that he was talking about the Democrats.”

“He went right through the roof when I asked him the question,” Evangelos said. “He flew up like a jack-in-the-box and ran out of the room and slammed the door.”

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Read more: http://bangordailynews.com/2013/01/21/politics/lepage-swears-storms-out-of-meeting-with-independent-house-members-lawmakers-say/



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Reply LePage swears, storms out of meeting with independent House members, lawmakers say (Original post)
jpak Jan 2013 OP
MarianJack Jan 2013 #1
secondwind Jan 2013 #2
jpak Jan 2013 #4
aquart Jan 2013 #9
LoisB Jan 2013 #10
rtassi Jan 2013 #13
crim son Jan 2013 #16
pocoloco Jan 2013 #21
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #17
In Truth We Trust Jan 2013 #22
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #23
jpak Jan 2013 #12
Selatius Jan 2013 #24
MarianJack Jan 2013 #5
RBInMaine Jan 2013 #18
MarianJack Jan 2013 #19
rateyes Jan 2013 #3
MarianJack Jan 2013 #6
jpak Jan 2013 #15
magical thyme Jan 2013 #7
NWHarkness Jan 2013 #8
NBachers Jan 2013 #11
They_Live Jan 2013 #20
davidthegnome Jan 2013 #14

Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:21 PM

1. My wife and I say hello from Winthrop, Maine,...

...and we say in unison; "he's SUCH an ASS"!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:23 PM

2. I hope he doesn't get re-elected... this man has a Mussolini complex!

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Response to secondwind (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:27 PM

4. Oh - he won't

yup

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Response to jpak (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:17 PM

9. How did it happen the firs time?

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Response to aquart (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:28 PM

10. Same way all the right-wingers got elected; Democrats stayed home because they were

"disappointed" with President Obama.

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Response to LoisB (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:43 PM

13. That is not how it happened ...

and if you knew more about Maine you would be more thoughtful about your remarks ... you sound like an idiot when you pontificate like that! It happened because we had an independent candidate and a dem who could not reach an accommodation with each other ... either could have easily won, if one or the other would have dropped out and endorsed the other ... they each stubbornly stood their ground and handed it to this asshat

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Response to rtassi (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:22 PM

16. You got it.

You can't blame the Maine Dems for the fiasco that is Governor LePage.

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Response to crim son (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:52 PM

21. ........?

The Dem could have dropped out just as easily as the independent.

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Response to LoisB (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:00 PM

17. Oh for fuck's sake...

you conservadems need to get a new meme.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:08 AM

22. haha...seriously, they really do!

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Response to In Truth We Trust (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:21 AM

23. And I used the term conservadem...

because it was nicer than saying "right wing infiltrators that are here to disrupt".

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Response to aquart (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:43 PM

12. He won with 38% of the vote in a 5-way race

Strange but true

yup

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Response to jpak (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:42 AM

24. That's a major problem with elections with no run-off mechanism to ensure a victor gets a majority.

Why voters in the United States put up with a system where a candidate can theoretically win with only 38% of the vote is mind-boggling.

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Response to secondwind (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:33 PM

5. I doubt that he will.

I don't thinkthat the Maine Dems will allow another situation of our vote being so divided that he can sneak in with 39% again. I think that the entire Maine State Democratic Party has a HUGE hard on for this jag off.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:23 PM

18. Been there and through there many times. Nice town.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #18)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:50 PM

19. I'm 57, and...

...my mom lived to almost 85. My father is 88, so I expect that I'll be here for awhile.

My family and I moved into our house last September and I'm not moving out until the undertaker carries me out. This is a great town. It's also a pretty Democratic town. Some suggestions for you (or anyone else) for great places to eat in town are Mia Lina Pizza, Pete's Roast Beef, Tubby's, Winthrop House of Pizza and Sully's.

PEACE!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:24 PM

3. Le Page is

Le Dumbass.

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Response to rateyes (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:34 PM

6. Speaking from Winthrop, Maine,...

...I'd say that you have it summed up perfectly!

PEACE!

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Response to rateyes (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:58 PM

15. Here in Maine we call him "The Penguin"

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:57 PM

7. dog, how many more years do we have to suffer this fool?

Guv 38%, please, please just go away...

"We are not doing the service that the voters sent us down here to do.”

It's not your fault, Mr. Rep. The voters didn't send Gov. LePage to "help" you. At least 62% of us voted against him.

At least now he's getting more of the publicity he deserves...nothing like an insider's look at the goings on.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:12 PM

8. Joe Brooks

I trust Joe, he has a lot of integrity.

In 2006, he ran in a primary for the state House, and Winterport misreported the results and he was declared the winner. He looked over the returns and found the error and reported it himself, even though it cost him the race.

The wingnuts are already accusing the representatives of lying about this, but I'd trust Joe's word over LePage's any time.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:31 PM

11. You know you've got his goat when he slams the door, then opens it and slams it again & again

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Response to NBachers (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:52 PM

20. "um, sir? That's the closet...

...oh dear."

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 08:47 PM

14. Dope is putting it mildly

I really can't stand that man at all. He disgusts me.

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