September 29, 2010
— Slublog How do you know when your state's politics are officially boring? When something like this counts as a MAJOR. SCANDAL.
News of the punch comment comes on the heels of a video posted online Tuesday showing LePage telling a crowd that, if elected, they can expect to see newspaper headlines declaring Governor LePage tells Obama to go to hell.Normally, I wouldn't post about local politics, but this seems to be scandalous enough to attract the attention of national media. Equally horrifying? This same candidate told a reporter to "stop the bullshit" when he was asked a question about his wife's taxes.
In an interview with The Associated Press, LePage said he regretted his choice of words but wasn't backing down in his criticism of the Obama administration for what he describes as free-spending, antibusiness policies.
Am I politically correct all the time? No. Maybe it's time to have people say bluntly what's going on, LePage said Wednesday. The fact of the matter is that I haven't learned how to speak out of both sides of my mouth yet.
Sorry folks...the revolution was fun while it lasted, but all good things must come to an end.
Seriously, though, there's a reason LePage is getting hit on stuff like this. The Dems who have been running this state for years can't defend their record so they (along with a willing press) are playing up the 'temperament' argument and asking whether LePage is emotionally stable enough to be governor.
The only problem with this argument? The Dems and the press made it an issue during the last election, and it hasn't exactly worked out that well. Americans were assured that Barack Obama had a "first-class temperament." As it turns out, the president is a bit thin-skinned and unable to take criticism.
What the media doesn't seem to realize about this election year is that the political silly season is over. Voters aren't looking for someone who can play the part of elected official. They're looking for people who share their beliefs and who have the willingness to lead and limit the intrusion of government into our lives.
Even if those individuals sometimes say naughty words.
Obligatory: If you've got a few bucks lying around and want to hurt some blue-state Democrats, you know what to do.
Posted by: MissTammy at September 29, 2010 04:40 PM (m8uUu)
Posted by: dogfish at September 29, 2010 04:41 PM (W8fQm)
Posted by: Joe "The Sheriff at September 29, 2010 04:42 PM (S8TF5)
Posted by: Truman North at September 29, 2010 04:42 PM (HLGCA)
Posted by: KG at September 29, 2010 04:43 PM (S8TF5)
Posted by: ktnxbai *cough* at September 29, 2010 04:43 PM (c4BiA)
This is a scandal? Well, it is - he told the King to go to hell.
Off with his head!
Posted by: Lemon Kitten at September 29, 2010 04:43 PM (0fzsA)
Posted by: Obama, Kerry, Biden, et al at September 29, 2010 04:44 PM (HLGCA)
Posted by: Samuel LePage Jackson at September 29, 2010 04:44 PM (cpYuE)
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at September 29, 2010 04:46 PM (U7TcP)
I think it's more about criticizing the thin skinned One. How dare he!
The thin skinned One is protected by a bunch of whiny corrupt high-strung desperate losers who should, in fact, all go to hell.
Posted by: Lemon Kitten at September 29, 2010 04:46 PM (0fzsA)
That's what we were told. The fact is, Obama had a "first class demeanor." His temperament has always been brittle and nasty and small. He just didn't let it show.
Posted by: Ronsonic at September 29, 2010 04:46 PM (VTm+A)
A politician told a reporter to stop the bullshit? He should be President.
Posted by: kansas at September 29, 2010 04:47 PM (7y5Mi)
Posted by: AmishDude at September 29, 2010 04:49 PM (BBhgz)
Al Franken(D- unstable) is a member of the US senate.
What's this about temperament?
Posted by: Lemon Kitten at September 29, 2010 04:49 PM (0fzsA)
They had an official yelling about "fucking Tea Party people"
Not just an official. Ohio Dem Party Chair.
Posted by: laceyunderalls at September 29, 2010 04:51 PM (2K5Tz)
Posted by: AmishDude at September 29, 2010 09:49 PM (BBhgz)
Can't believe they are so sure that they are going to win their races that they left early to kiss a few babies and shake a few hands and have a nice vacation....but then they didn't care about the tax rate one iota....that would have at least given them something to talk up..don't get it..
Posted by: curious at September 29, 2010 04:51 PM (p302b)
I haven't decided if I'll be in Vegas or D.C. over the mid-terms.
Wherever I be. Drinks are on me.
Posted by: journolist at September 29, 2010 04:51 PM (O/NP5)
Posted by: CoolCzech at September 29, 2010 04:52 PM (tJjm/)
Posted by: dagny at September 29, 2010 04:52 PM (Bc4j0)
Posted by: 18-1 at September 29, 2010 04:54 PM (bgcml)
Posted by: Ben at September 29, 2010 04:54 PM (DKV43)
Posted by: curious at September 29, 2010 04:54 PM (p302b)
Posted by: CoolCzech at September 29, 2010 09:52 PM (tJjm/)
Posted by: Kal Penn at September 29, 2010 04:54 PM (bgcml)
But we're the morals party and we're not allowed to swear. and when did hell become a sweat word anyway?
Posted by: Ben at September 29, 2010 04:57 PM (DKV43)
Posted by: White women with college degrees at September 29, 2010 04:57 PM (FJQB5)
Posted by: Dick Primate at September 29, 2010 04:57 PM (9qNw7)
Posted by: curious at September 29, 2010 04:58 PM (p302b)
Posted by: Truman North at September 29, 2010 09:42 PM (HLGCA)
Last polling I can find on Obama in Maine is from late July where he was at 50-49.
So, this might be another case of the state media being so blinded by their own biases, they think attacking Obama harshly will be a mistake in Maine...
Posted by: 18-1 at September 29, 2010 04:59 PM (bgcml)
Posted by: curious at September 29, 2010 04:59 PM (p302b)
Posted by: The new Democrat party and their virgin ears at September 29, 2010 05:03 PM (BBhgz)
Just donated to him.
Posted by: johnc_recent_EX-dem at September 29, 2010 05:07 PM (ACkhT)
Posted by: CrustyB at September 29, 2010 05:08 PM (qzgbP)
What the media doesn't seem to realize about this election year is that the political silly season is over.
After November 2, let's add "forever" to the end of that statement, and then dedicate ourselves to making it so.
Posted by: sherlock at September 29, 2010 05:09 PM (fKPuo)
Posted by: The new Democrat party and their virgin ears at September 29, 2010 05:09 PM (BBhgz)
Posted by: AmishDude at September 29, 2010 05:11 PM (BBhgz)
S E Cupp on Fox Bid'ness, and her plunging necklines exposed a pair of well formed chesticles.
Posted by: Fish at September 29, 2010 05:16 PM (v1gw3)
Posted by: SicSemperTyrannus at September 29, 2010 05:17 PM (EAESv)
Posted by: real joe at September 29, 2010 05:18 PM (w7Lv+)
Posted by: phreshone at September 29, 2010 05:21 PM (1AnxB)
Posted by: Whatever at September 29, 2010 05:22 PM (1wBlv)
Posted by: MWR in NH at September 29, 2010 05:34 PM (CA2NO)
If I donate do I get Lobster Bisque?
Preferably from 'the Reading Room' in York Harbor.
Posted by: garrett at September 29, 2010 05:34 PM (3sBIp)
Posted by: LtCol Allen West at September 29, 2010 05:42 PM (Cblyc)
Posted by: bugsrus at September 29, 2010 05:42 PM (vvrhn)
Posted by: andycanuck at September 29, 2010 05:44 PM (oLT/p)
Posted by: Unclefacts, AoSHQ Pro Debate Team at September 29, 2010 05:56 PM (eCAn3)
I would demand a correction,
I said, "Demon, go back to hell." Some reporter heard those words and it was The One.
Posted by: Druid at September 29, 2010 06:04 PM (VSOCz)
Actually, that was kind of scandalous. Adam Clymer is not a major-league asshole. He's a world-class, Olympic gold medalist asshole.
Posted by: Gen. Sir Harry Flashman, VC at September 29, 2010 06:05 PM (G67/N)
Posted by: Peaches at September 29, 2010 06:07 PM (zxpIo)
Posted by: huerfano at September 29, 2010 06:07 PM (No0N3)
Ohbummer Aiatolla Hussain gets no prayers from me. I saw the evil smirk during one of the McCain debates. McCain had just said something like "cronies" and Hussain had Daggers in his eyes.
I saw it, on fox, I think. Never will forget.
And, the conclusion ended going in a plus for Hussain. Coarse, that was mccain.
Posted by: Long Hair'd Country Boy at September 29, 2010 06:11 PM (B4Dmt)
Posted by: LibertarianJim at September 29, 2010 06:26 PM (86FvD)
The revolution piqued too soon, so to spique.
Posted by: km at September 29, 2010 06:46 PM (ehqqs)
"Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of soap. My personal preference was for Lux, but I found Palmolive had a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heady, but with just a touch of mellow smoothness. Life Buoy, on the other hand... "
We'll just have to wash their dirty mouths out now, won't we!
Posted by: Ralphie at September 29, 2010 06:47 PM (2g2ex)
Posted by: Johann of Maine at September 29, 2010 07:11 PM (VbWw2)
The MFM is really reaching here. And who could've possibly predicted this? Next thing you know, scientists will report "water is wet."
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at September 29, 2010 07:18 PM (swuwV)
He also refused to apologize. Instead he said that the Tea Party should be apologizing. Then he made up a lie about Tea Partiers harassing a guy in a wheelchair at the statehouse.
It got, like, one whole day of local coverage.
Posted by: Warden at September 29, 2010 08:27 PM (fE6tn)
Posted by: Mr. Dave at September 29, 2010 10:49 PM (jH9zI)
OH NOES^^^^^WEES BEEN ACCUSED OF SOMETHING!
Posted by: Throckmorton G Howell III at September 30, 2010 02:44 AM (j5CHE)
Posted by: Louis tully at September 30, 2010 02:45 AM (fvkPE)
Gov. Brewer was on talk radio in Tucson and called legislation coming out of Washington "a bunch of krap" then instantly apologized for her language. Actually was kind of endearing. Makes her sounds like she's not going to be putting up with any BS, and I wager it gained her votes.
Posted by: Obviously at September 30, 2010 07:58 AM (xm1A1)
Posted by: RightThinker at September 30, 2010 08:45 AM (Mt+xI)
An honest and decent person is politically correct NONE of the time.
Posted by: Lee at September 30, 2010 02:27 PM (saVwg)
Oh, and he also said people are questioning whether some candidates are "qualified" for office, and of course had video of Christine O'Donnell onscreen for that.
At that point, I walked out of my parents house. I can only stand so much propaganda.
Remember folks: Fox news is the enemy because they're biased!!!
Posted by: Gun-totin-wacko at September 30, 2010 04:17 PM (IaL7a)
Recently, I have been taken to task by the Mainstream Media concerning my willingness to tell President Obama to "go to hell."
Let me set the record straight right now. I misspoke. What I actually meant to say was, "eat warthog shit and die choking on it, you fucking spineless dhimmi Marxist douchebag."
I sincerely apologize for any confusion, and I hope my actual position has now been made crystal clear. Thank you for your attention.
Posted by: Gov. Paul LePage at September 30, 2010 04:29 PM (6Lbsm)
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