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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 10:25 AM
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NAACP accuses Maine Governor LePage of fabricating details of invitation
Source: Portland Press Herald

Gov. Paul LePage lied last week when recounting an exchange with the NAACP concerning an invitation to a campaign forum at a Maine prison, the head of the state organization said Tuesday.

In his now-famous "kiss my butt" television interview, LePage said the NAACP had invited him to meet with black prisoners and that he declined, but told the group, "I would be more than happy to go, but I would meet all prisoners and that wasn't acceptable to them, so tough luck."

That exchange never happened, said Rachel Talbot Ross, state director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and president of the NAACP Portland branch.

The e-mailed invitation to LePage, dated June 14 and reviewed by The Portland Press Herald, makes no mention of race and simply says the candidates forum would be at the prison in Warren. It was to be held before all the prisoners, Ross said.

Read more: http://www.pressherald.com/news/facts-belie-lepages-ass...



Folks, it is going to be a fun-filled four years up here in Maine!
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 10:27 AM
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1. Just another over feed republican
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d_r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 01:05 PM
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2. just racist short hand
He wasn't telling a lie, he was just telling what he dreamed up in his own mind based on his prejudices.
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mainer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 02:02 PM
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3. It's just bizarre. What's wrong with this man?
He comes up with stuff out of nowhere. This plus his fake "adopted" son from Jamaica.

I guess he's not used to having his actions and his words analyzed by the press, and now that he's been caught doing this, it's just going to make him more paranoid and irrational. It's going to be a great time to be a journalist in Maine - no end of material to write about!
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 02:26 PM
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4. clearly, lying is fashionable and it's turning into a postitive kind of character trait
if you can't lie, why then what's the point in opening your mouth?

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duhneece Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 05:37 PM
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5. The Governor lied
"...But NAACP leaders pointed out that the event was a voter registration drive for all prisoners not merely black inmates and that half of the members of the NAACP chapter at Maine State Prison in Warren are white. Furthermore, prison policies would prohibit segregated events...."

ALL prisoners. The Governor lied. Big surprise.


http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/01/14/politics/lepa...
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-11 06:19 PM
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6. LePage is living down to my lowest expectations.
It was evident during his campaign that he has no conscience but he also seems to lack common sense. It won't take long before even his supporters will cringe every time they see his name in the local paper.
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