What is the state of Maine?

Posted March 10, 2009, at 10:30 a.m.

The governor delivers his State of the State address tonight. He has vowed to sound an op-timistic tone. With the almost daily news of mill closures, layoffs and downsizing, what is there to be optimistic about? At the same time, fear about the future is contributing to the na-tional recession, so who better than a governor to remind people of the bright spots and need to look ahead? If he offers a laundry list of solutions, does the governor run the risk of looking like Bobby Jindal?