Maine’s Governor Paul LePage is known for being an unhinged Tea Party racist who spouts off at the mouth, often. He is the same guy that months ago said blacks were coming to Maine to sell drugs and impregnate white girls. He also said he wanted to execute the drug dealers via beheading, likening it to a game of Skee-ball. He has even called people of color “the enemy.”
There are few things that this Trump endorsing governor can say that could be shocking at this point.
After his latest tantrum where he left a profanity-laced voicemail for Democratic Rep. Drew Gattine, the Maine Governor is now tucking his tail and pouting. His tirade was reported on by the press, since that’s what they do. But, apparently LePage really just wants a free pass to spew his vile language without anyone calling him out on it.
He’s hurt, really hurt. He told a local radio station:
I may not supposed to be that sensitive to these things, but I am. I lose sleep over this, and it’s frustrating when you hear people talk about cheap political stunts to hurt their opponent and not do the right thing.
Because apparently calling out a racist for being a racist is a “political stunt” and personal accountability be damned! It’s the press’ fault and he plans to punish them with. . . the old silent treatment. He continued:
I will no longer speak to the press ever again after today. And I’m serious. Everything will be put in writing. I am tired of being caught — the gotcha moments.
He’s tired of being caught. Got it. Perhaps if he didn’t say such repugnant things, there would be no “catching” to be done. We are tired of hearing him spout off hate anytime the urge hits him.
It’s reported that the people of Maine are calling for his resignation. Meanwhile, LePage continues to waffle back and forth, teasing us all, on if he will complete his term or not.
Let’s just hope his silent treatment will include a moving truck, for Maine’s sake.
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