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  • Anonymous

    If King and Cutler run as Independents as they claim they are it could be the most interesting election in decades with at least four candidates on the ballot. But who thinks they are really independent?

    • Anonymous

      It tells of their character…..

  • Anonymous

    Yes, please!

  • Anonymous

    Nope – he is too “windy” for me. His vision of American is a chain of noisy, flickery windmills on every mountain. 

    • Millicent

      God forbid us looking for alternative energy sources, as the US exports record amounts of oil and all of us going to the poor house because of high energy costs, and the oil  men keep getting richer and richer…especially up here in Maine where we’re paying some of the highest prices in the nation. 

      Drill baby drill just so they can export more and make more money.

      • Anonymous

        Millicent, please explain to me how windmills or solar panels get us off oil? Less than 1% of US electrcity is produced from using oil and those are “peaking” units. Windmills and solar energy sources “could” be viable options in the distant future when we develop the technology to store and dispatch electrcity. But until then, they are egregiously expensive and inefficient. Natural gas deployment is a better near term solution for both transportation and home heating. AK is one of those “big thinkers” who believe we need to make our economy dependent on expensive energy before we can turn it around. Many others believe we should turn our economy around first and use alternative energy as it becomes price competitive without taxpayer subsidies. I am in the latter group.

        • Millicent

          Where did I say that windmills would get us off of oil?

          • Anonymous

            What other industrial scale alternative energy sources are there?

          • Millicent

            That’s why we need to at the very least research and try other options. If we don’t experiment with other options we will never know if they will work or not. 

      • Anonymous

        Solar panels for the house $40k, a wind mill to run the whole house $60k, I can buy a lot of oil for that I would never get my investment back at like $120 a month electric bill.  I would go to solar power if I could afford it, or wind, live on a hill, and have almost 100′ of southern exposed roof for solar.  Just bought a car the other day gets 40mph 11k, the hybrid 40mpg car was starting at 27K, 40mpg is 40mpg,  16k is going to put a lot of gas in the standard car.

        Yes we are exporting way too much oil and gas, which proves the oil companies are screwing us, it goes against the so called supply and demand thing, demand is low supply is high.  

        So where is congress on this, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ, as usual, they could impose an export tax high enough to stop or slow down this gas/oil export, and investigate why we have so much supply and the price is still to high.  

        • Anonymous

          The price is high because investment groups buy up the oil reserves and hold them to keep the price up. Congress knows this, they’ve considered limiting the amount of the market that any one group can control to less than 25% (I think it stands currently). But they didn’t because big money runs Washington. Surprise, surprise.

  • Anonymous

    Great.
    “Free” wind power from this blowhard.

    • Anonymous

      “Who let the dogs out?”

      Obviously, Olympia did ……. this mutt is just another opportunist.

  • {“I don’t think they care about the label of the person trying to fix them.”}

       We DO care about those who are trying to fix things that arent broken, and breaking things to get their fix!

  • Harry H Snyder III

    Angus might be a good Senator if he’d free himself from the “energy leeches” and learned to be more frugal with other people’s money.

    • Anonymous

      Someone in the Govt be frugal with other peoples money, Hell just froze over

  • Anonymous

    I personally think Angus King is just what we need,we dont need a right wing nutjob,this is Maine where life is hard but life is good!!!

    • Anonymous

       Run Angus Run!

  • Anonymous

    Let’s remember back when Mr. King was elected governor and his inaugural speech slogan,
    “Maine Is On The Move”.  Where did the state move to during his tenure? downhill.  This
    guy ain’t right for the state.

  • Anonymous

    Former governors should not even think about running for the U.S. Senate.  Too much baggage.  And I’m a democrat!

  • Money came  out of YOUR POCKET ,and is continuing, to pay all this for WALMART, approved by Governor King in 2002

    “● 61 acres of land – assessed at $3,000,600 – given to Wal-Mart, no charge
    ● relocation and expension of sewer lines, $1 million
    ● a new sand and gravel pit for $ 940,000
    ● a new shed for sand and gravel, $800,000
    ● a commercial subdivision plan, $45,000
    ● water and sewer fee reimbursements, $18,300
    ● property tax reimbursements, $5.8 million
    The total came to nearly $9 million from the city…Add to that another $8.4 million…from
    the state:
    ● A “Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement” program that will reimburse
    Wal-Mart over 12 years as much as $7.8 million on all personal property
    taxes.
    ● $1.5 million for road relocations
    ● $180,000 in training money
    ● $348,750 in rebated

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=walmart%20lewiston%20angus%20king&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CEMQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fc-r-a-w.org%2FPDFs%2FCorporate%2520Welfare%2520Abuse.pdf&ei=OHpPT_2ROIrs0gHD8937DQ&usg=AFQjCNGQ3U9afEhbYLoKUS7U_nk7DLspIw&cad=rja

    • Anonymous

      Umm, all businesses get that. It’s called the Pine Tree Zone and like 90% of Maine is in it. Blame your local reps.

  • Guest

    Just what this small, poor state doesnt need.
    An Independent Semator with no party to stand with.
    Dislike by both Repubs. and Dems. and no power.
    Cutler this goes for you too.

  • Anonymous

    I’d only vote for Rep Michaud.  Baldacchi and Pengree should step aside and let the most Senior member of our delegation run.  He has proven he can win in a conservative district.  Pengree could never win in his District in a Statewide election and what did Baldacchi really do for us.  He was no friend to Labor.

    • Anonymous

      Michaud will ensure you remain a slave to china

      • Anonymous

        Umm, what about Cutler? that’s his whole spiel–courting Chinese businesses to buy goods from Maine and send their kids to school, here.

      • Anonymous

        Michaud..too dumb for anything but work as a Congressman.

  • Anonymous

    Angus King has all the answers. He found them after he was governor.

  • Anonymous

    Angus! Angus! Angus! I supported him as Governor, I’d support him in the Senate.
    Yeah, feeling the winds of positive change a’comin’……

  • You have my vote Angus.

  • Anonymous

    There are a lot of them in that little car, aren’t there!

  • Anonymous

    I might be inclined to vote for Angus, but first I’d want to know who has been lining his pockets since he left office.

  • Guest

    Can’t steal enough from the taxpayers at First Wind.

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully, just the possibility of Angus running will scare off some of the Riff Raff…

  • Anonymous

    what a joke

  • D D

    How are we going to send an independent to Washington – especially one that lacks any political experience in Washington – and expect him to build bridges between the bipartisan politics?  An Independent to Washington to break the bipartisan politics reads well at first glance, but I’m confident that Angus would be left on the outside looking in on Congressional politics.  

    MAINE can’t afford that.  Baldacci’s my guy.  He’s experienced, level-headed, and down-to-earth.  He can be a moderate deal maker in the Senate.  

  • denver rey whisman

    How do I go about telling Angus King that an independent US Senator would make Maine the swing vote on matters on world importance?  Or, that if he ran for Senate I would come out of this shell and support him?  How do I tell Him? 

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