I saw this article on BigGovernment.com, and could not believe that this man is the governor of Maine! It’s been my experience that most Mainites – Mainians – Mainorans – whatever – are so far left that some of them have eyes on only one side of their body, like a flounder. This man is a wonderful breath of fresh air. Comments on his interview include:
“Maine Governor Paul LePage is no stranger to hard times. He left home at 11 after a rough childhood, spending time on the streets, yet managed to finish both high school and college. He later went on to work as a Pepsi-Cola truck driver, at a meat-packing plant and as a short-order cook.”
One short paragraph beats Obama’s complete resume.
Thank you Governor for helping restore faith that good leaders of common sense still exist.
I voted for Gov. LePage partly because he says what he thinks and political correctness be damned! The libs in our state (who for the past 30 years or so ran us into the ground) loathe him with a passion and they, along with our Dem-biased media, wail about him at every turn. I especially like the fact that he refused to attend several NAACP events and when they complained, he replied, “Tell them to kiss my butt,” adding, “If they want to play the race card, come to dinner; my son will talk to them” (his adopted son is black). Gotta love it!
As far as the last quote, he seems like such a kind-hearted, calm fellow in the interview that it seems unlikely that he would respond so strongly to the NAACP. But then, I remember his story and where he came from, and what he went through to get where he is, and I realize that he was probably being kind-hearted and calm after all. There’s a larger article from Heritage as well (emphasis mine).
Last week, Governor Paul LePage (R) spoke to an audience at The Heritage Foundation about the need for state innovation and free-market solutions instead of a federal government takeover of the health care system. In his comments, Governor LePage pointed out that the diversity of states is a critical consideration in health care reform.
He gets it! He gets it! When the fifty states are allowed to compete, then innovation is fostered by the competition, and voters have a real choice as to what type of environment they want to live in. Don’t like abortion? Then live in a state that doesn’t allow it. Like a lot of regulation? Then find a state that tells what to do. Afraid of making decisions? Go
live in California, oops, I mean, find a state that has a strong central government dictating your way of life. Want a strong welfare state? Want a strong business environment? Either way, you have the freedom to find a home that gives you the level of freedom you want, and a chance to find a community more in line with your own belief system.
The rest of the article discusses the Main health care system, and why the results aren’t matching up to the high expectations of the legislature. It seems that the Law of Unintended Consequences has sharp teeth, and a fondness for the gluteous maximus.
PS: Today is Hubby’s birthday. It is true – life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.
This could be an exciting election year, as long as we conservatives don’t shoot ourselves in the collective foot again. Walker, Christie, LePage – who’s next up in the batter’s box?