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Fri Oct 26, 2012, 09:21 AM

Linda Bean is nutso

This is already being discussed on the General Discussion Board, but it really needs to be posted here as well:

http://www.pressherald.com/politics/bean-rallies-perfect-maine-with-warnings-of-hitler_2012-10-26.html

Does anyone know her personally?

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Reply Linda Bean is nutso (Original post)
mainer Oct 2012 OP
sinkingfeeling Oct 2012 #1
CurtEastPoint Oct 2012 #2
mainer Oct 2012 #4
all american girl Oct 2012 #3
ticapnews Nov 2012 #5
mainer Nov 2012 #6
eShirl Nov 2012 #7

Response to mainer (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 09:33 AM

1. Why is it that all the millionaires of inherited wealth are totally bonkers?

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Response to mainer (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 09:37 AM

2. so LL Bean goes on the list of places not to frequent

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 12:03 PM

4. No no, LL Bean should remain a place to shop

The Bean family doesn't necessarily agree with crazy Linda.

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Response to mainer (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 10:23 AM

3. I had to do a double take...

That's my cousin's name....but that's not my cousin. My Linda is conservative, but a wonderful, reasonable person.

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Response to mainer (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 05:31 PM

5. Yes

She is a distant relative (my grandmother and LL were cousins) and she did attend a rally my mother put together for parents who are owed child support but the other parent refuses to pay. Linda hasn't always been crazy. She is, however, an elector chosen by the GOP to vote for Romney in the Electoral College should he win Maine.

As for shopping at LL Bean: Most of the shares of the company (which is privately held) are owned by Leon Gorman (LL's grandson) who is one of the best friends the environment ever had and a prominent philanthropist. He's also a Democrat. He owns about 65% of the company; Linda owns about 17%. Also, profit-sharing at Bean pumps a lot of money into the economy and the workers really value it. Please keep shopping there!

Disclaimer: I worked at Bean for seven years.

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Response to ticapnews (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 08:42 PM

6. Thank you..

I've heard the gormans were good dems.

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Response to ticapnews (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:09 AM

7. great to hear, thanks!

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