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Old 06-21-2013, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Nashua area, NH
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Open mouth, insert foot. I don't care about politics. But this guy is really not impressing me with his debating style .

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Referring to Assistant Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash, who gave his party's response to the Republican governor's latest budget proposal, LePage said: "Sen. Jackson claims to be for the people, but he's the first one to give it to the people without providing Vaseline."
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Open mouth, insert foot. I don't care about politics. But this guy is really not impressing me with his debating style .
Yeah, what impresses me more are the slick, greasy, completely unprincipled politicians that infest Washington and Augusta.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: In exile
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The "gov" comes across as a crass, loudmouth bully in the manner of Morton Downey jr; sound byte explanations, mens room wisdom, and worst of all an appearance that only his way is the correct one and all others are stupid.

But thats the view of this mainer living in exile for now. If you good citizens of maine could kindly vote him out of office and allow him back to his retail empire, I would hurry my return to where life is as it could be.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Nashua area, NH
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Yeah, what impresses me more are the slick, greasy, completely unprincipled politicians that infest Washington and Augusta.
I'm not defending anyone else (Washington or Augusta). LePage stands on his own.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:15 AM
 
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The "gov" comes across as a crass, loudmouth bully in the manner of Morton Downey jr; sound byte explanations, mens room wisdom, and worst of all an appearance that only his way is the correct one and all others are stupid.
He comes across as a petulant child to me.

But I have to admit, his antics are starting to make me giggle. He's becoming a clown.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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I'm not defending anyone else (Washington or Augusta). LePage stands on his own.
No I didn't expect that you were defending the rest, I was only trying to say that is why LePage is where he is. It is because of what the rest of them are. When looking at the typical politician, then seeking a contrast, well... LePage is certainly that. Love him or hate him, he is what he is. He doesn't change like a chameleon whenever convenient, or fail to take a principled stand (his principles of course).

I wasn't living in Maine when he was elected, so can't take credit or blame.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Dade City, Fl.
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Not crazy about him either. Speaking as an independent conservative I must admit that although I don't agree with a lot of his policies, at least you have to give him credit for not backing down for what he believes to be right. As far as voting him out, I don't see anyone in the state any better. Certainly no democrat is up to the job. Hopefully some day someone will stand up and fight for what the people want.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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Open mouth, insert foot. I don't care about politics. But this guy is really not impressing me with his debating style .

Hasn't LePage heard of Astro-Glide? Vaseline? It isn't 1955.
He is an embarrassment to Mainers everywhere.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Hasn't LePage heard of Astro-Glide? Vaseline? It isn't 1955.
He is an embarrassment to Mainers everywhere.
Because he hadn't heard of Astro-Glide? I'm not the least bit embarrassed by him.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Open mouth, insert foot. I don't care about politics. But this guy is really not impressing me with his debating style .
Well I guess the first thing is to figure out if he is telling the truth, from what I see most of the politicians in augusta and DC are more than willing to bend the tax payers over without the benifit of lube.




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