Doubling Down on Stupid

by fmhilton

When I wrote my previous post, I thought at the time that Paul LePage would realize his mistake in what he said about the IRS, apologize to all relevant parties, and never return to the subject reported on.

I was mistaken by a long shot. Sure, he apologized, sort of…but it wasn’t enough for the union representing the IRS.

It was at best, half-hearted and limned with faint overtones of “I didn’t mean it this time…” (with fingers crossed, of course).

Because not only did he return to the subject, he expanded on it Thursday with a gusto that is indecent.

During an interview with a reporter from the Burlington weekly Seven Days, LePage said that the IRS wasn’t as bad as the Gestapo, the Nazi police force that imprisoned and murdered millions of Jews during World War II, but that the agency was headed in that direction.

“What I am trying to say is the Holocaust was a horrific crime against humanity and, frankly, I would never want to see that repeated,” LePage said. “Maybe the IRS is not quite as bad — yet.”

Seven Days reporter Paul Heintz asked, “But they’re headed in that direction?”

LePage responded, “They’re headed in that direction.”

Heintz then asked LePage if he knew what the Gestapo did during World War II. LePage said, “Yeah, they killed a lot of people.” Heintz asked if he thought the IRS was going to kill a lot of people.

“Yeah,” LePage said.

“They’re headed in the direction of killing a lot of people? Are you serious?” Heintz asked.

LePage said he was “very serious,” adding that the agency would be rationing health care.

There are no words I can write that can even explain how this man became governor. I did not vote for him. 61% of Mainers did not vote for him-yet we’re stuck with this village idiot until 2014-and we can’t recall him.

Maine does not have the option for recalling any politician, but with this past week’s barrage of stupid, insane and just plain over-the top remarks by our Governor, that really should change.

Sure, there’s freedom of speech-but when one becomes the representative of a state as governor, it would behoove one to keep your mouth in trim and your foot out of it. LePage does not seem to be able to do either.

He’s made a laughingstock out of not only himself, and the Republican Party, but also of the State of Maine. We don’t deserve such idiocy from anyone-least of all our elected governor.

That’s the problem. We can’t afford stupid people running the state. We’ve got too many problems to deal with and cannot have the Governor piling on with his version of insanity constantly. It distracts from the governing part of his job.

Can you spare us some dignity?

Here’s a free piece of advice for Paul LePage:

Please just shut up for the next 2 years! Spare us your ‘wisdom’, for we do not need it, nor do we want to hear it.