Maybe You Ought to Look at Me First
Listen to any conservative Republicans and the one theme that dominates is how outraged they are over people who disagree with them, and people who occasionally put those disagreements into inappropriate personal attacks. President Obama of course heads the list of poeple who offend them, but everyone else who is not a rabid conservative is also on that list.
though, the current highly
conservative Governor has a long history of denigrating in a highly personal
way those with whom he would disagree.
And in his latest
fulminations he shows just what a nasty piece of work he is. Maine
Gov. Paul LePage on Thursday said a Democratic lawmaker, Sen. Troy Jackson of
, “claims to be for the people but
he’s the first one to give it to the people without providing Vaseline.” Aroostook County
LePage also said that
has a “black heart” and that he should go back in the woods and cut trees “and
let someone with a brain come down here and do some good work.” Jackson
Now we are not sure exactly what the Vaseline reference refers to, and no we don’t want to speculate. But contrast the Governor’s statements with the response from his Democratic opponents.
Jackson, a logger by trade, responded by saying that though he’s often at odds with the governor, the chief executive’s bluster doesn’t bother him.
“I don’t think I have a black heart; most people know I have a good heart,”
said Thursday afternoon. “I don’t
have any problem with anyone saying anything about what I stand for. He can say
whatever he wants; I just think it’s inappropriate the way he said it. We can
be disagreeable without making nasty comments like that.” Jackson
The people in
are an intelligent, generous and thoughtful group. We assume that when they voted for the
current Governor they had no idea what they were getting, and we hope that
given the next opportunity they vote his sorry butt out of office. And if they do let’s also hope that they give
him some Vaseline to ease the slide. Maine