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  • Anonymous

    I am confused as to why Lepage and his legal council are going to assess the damage. 
    Are they qualified to assess said damage? 
    Do they have the expertise to formulate a plain to fix the damage and implement measures to avoid future damage?
    Wouldn’t sending people qualified to do these things make more sense ? 
    A couple of Polaroids sent to Augusta should have been enough to cover the curiosity they may have had.

    • Anonymous

      The Governor goes in person so he can get his picture taken looking like he was actually doing something.  That’s the only reason, or maybe he likes to go for a ride.

      • I think that he just likes taking “US” for a ride!

      • Anonymous

        He went because Brownville voted 9-1 for him.    

    • Anonymous

      For the same reason Obama went to the gulf during the BP spill….

      • Anonymous

        And what reason was that?

        Sorry but your attempt to troll doesn’t work with me.
        I don’t feel Obama should have been off touring damage either.

        • pavel

          The reason, if you are so doltish to need it spelled out, is that some politicians visit disaster sites for a photo op and others are actually trying to understand the situation and assess what action needs to be taken. 

      • Anonymous

        Hardly.

    • Anonymous

      Nobody knows damage like Lepage does.  He wreaks havoc on a daily basis.  Fixing it?  Different story entirely.  Reminds me of that old song, “Send in the Clowns.”

      • Anonymous

        that song was written for the progressive movement during the depression….a bunch of clowns would show up making promises on the backs of the country’s great-grandchildren…unfortunately, the moronic generation at the time bought into the immoral clown scam, and here we are today

    • Anonymous

      He’s there to get first dibs on salvage for Mardens.

    • Anonymous

      You are probably one of the people who cried the loudest about President Bush after hurricane Katrina.

    • PabMainer

      The Gov will get damage estimates from the local road workers and DOT on these and other damaged areas and then can relay said figures from all to the Feds and our elected in D.C. where they can lobby the President to release Federal Disaster funds…..might as well have him doing this as opposed to, well as opposed to anything I guess…..

    • HalseyTaylor

      The Governor went there to learn the extent of the damage.  His staff will prepare applications for FEMA funding to help the taxpayers of Brownville recover from this.  This is his responsibility and you are mocking him for it.

    • Anonymous

      Thats why Dave Bernhardt and Dale Doughty were there.

  • PabMainer

    The pics & videos are not quite as impressive (not in a good way) as seeing the damage in person….it was a very destructive rain event…..My sources do tell me that the Gov has a check for $216,000 in his pocket to help with the costs of repair….he had to use a little white-out on it to get rid of another town name, but it should be fine……

    • Superuser23

      I heard the town of Brownville might actually refuse the check fearing that it will bounce, cash was requested instead. 

      • Anonymous

         I would be worried with all the entitlement and waste  spending over the last thirty years.

      • Anonymous

        if your looking for cash, you better call China…..after all, they’re the ones holding the short end on that useless fiat scheme…   

    • Anonymous

       Why did a certain town pay what they agreed too.

      • Anonymous

        Again-in English this time?

  • Tragic

  • Anonymous

    Mr LePage showed up to check out the damage.
    Thank you Paul for your work.

    John Baldacci didn’t own a polo shirt and always flew in to where the cameras were.
    John Baldacci did over 2 thousand photo op’s in 8 years and only created beaurucrats durning his tenure 

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if the Gov. will be telling Obama to go to h*** ?

    • Anonymous

      Since LePew’s been in office, he’s now changed his tune about telling Obama that.  Instead, he says, “Welcome to Maine, the place I’m remaking into hell.”

      • Anonymous

        Good one!!

  • Anonymous

    Funny how Federal spending is a waste of money until people actually need it. Will critics of government spending remember Brownville next time they offer up their criticism?

    • Robert Gould

       It’s the waste in federal funding that people don’t like. Like giving billions to green energy companies that go bankrupt as soon as they deposit the check from the federal government. Or when the feds spend a $100 million on a $1million project.

      • Anonymous

        You are right about that! However most of those companies that went broke were started during Bush’s watch.

  • I just want to see how much crying there is when the issue of FLOOD CONTROL comes up. This is the type of infrastructure project that the entire country needs. It’s also amazingly interesting that no where to be seen is anyone from either the Maine Municipal Association or ANY insurance industry. Both of these are gonna be directly affected. Hard to imagine they passed up a spot like this where they can get free press with the poster child for them out in front. What’s more important is the FEMA, and the Corps of Engineer’s, evaluation that’s going to be one since that is going to be the big factor in just how much flood control and infrastructure renovation money is going to be made available and on what schedule. The same can be asked from the numerous insurance carrier’s, more so since they have a vested interest in protecting their interest’s from any more type-damage from occuring. This is where Paulie and his wagon train is supposed to be leading the way. But just showing up and making a bunch of speeches is a plain waste of time.

    • Anonymous

      I wondering how long the roads and rails have been there… 100+ years..  Why wasn’t the possibility of a freak amount of rain addressed by John Baldacci.. Didn’t John have the forsight to remedy the possibility of flooding in Brownville with the hundreds of millons of bonds for infrastructure that he pasted. Just a question.

      • And a very valid and relevant question Sir. This is what DEP, the Public Safety, the DOT and MEMA staff’s are supposed to be doing. It may not be very popular, and is frequently interpreted as ‘boogeyman thinking’ or ‘Big Government interfering’ , but it is high time that someone in Augusta started being the guy who cried wolf and was actually paid attention to in order to prevent these types of mess’s from happening in the first place. The more, and longer, this refusal to plan for what is both foreseeable and preventable goes on the worse the damage is gonna be, the more lives are gonna be lost and the longer it’s going to take to recover. That’s what vision and leadership are all about. And right now I don’t see 1 single tinker’s damm of that needed leadership or vision anywhere !  

  • Anonymous

     I know doesn’t it irritate the heck out of you that this Governor  actually has a grasp of financial responsibility . 

    • pbmann

      You can spend money and be financially responsible and you can not spend money and be financially irresponsible, depends on the situation.  LePage is usually wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Obama’s $800 billion shovel ready jobs and over 1 billon in Bonds durning the John Balbacci years for infrastructure seemed to overlook the needs of Brownville….. Now Mr LePage has to address once again the mess the pass administration left him… Everytime Mr LePage fixes one issue another appears.
    Thanks for all your hard work Paul

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Maybe he could grind up the $65,000 painting’s he took down in the Dept of Labor and use it for fill.  That should save a little bit of money for repair

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