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  • Anonymous

    A vote for Angus is a vote for corruption. See his shady dealings with wind power if you want evidence.

    • As a young man tagging along with my father, a third generation carpenter / contractor, I learned  growing up in the fifties and sixties that there are three types of the wealthy . The Old Rich, the Young Rich, and those who “Aspire to be Rich” .

      Old Rich wear it with with humility, they are more secure in their person and are fairer, the Young Rich are arrogant and boastful and are unaware of others , for them it’s “all about me” !

      And the “Aspiring Rich” will cut your throat in a hearbeat!

      This theory couldn’t be better illustrated than with this current selection.

      I’ll go with Angus!

      • Angus seems to fit nicely into the “young rich” category. And I guess that we can conclude that you are against the 1 percenters except when you are for the 1 percenters.

        • Not all 1% are the same, I’ am just against the greedy callous ones.

          Teddy Roosevelt was from the  rich set yet he desired to break up Monopolies, this even caused him to be austracized from the republican party.FDR was the Old Rich. A true humanatarian leader.Bill gates is a philanthropist. Also Warren Buffet , would be the old rich, Dill’s little gymnastic stunt on the memorial shows her to be the young, and the restless. Quite inconsiderate and self absorbed .LOLCharlie Summers is a sure wannabee!The Koch Brothers are the most dangerous of all as despite their age and their considerable wealth they are still  insatiable !

          •  Like I said, you are against them except when you are for them.  Either you are “all in” or “all out”, you can’t have it both ways and that has always been the problem with this stupid 1% crusade.  Sorry, but I cannot be convinced otherwise.

          • Thomas Edison was of the 1 % crowd, so was Bernie Madoff!

            Which one would you trust with a dollar to go to the store to buy you a newspaper?

          • Anonymous

            Madoff would play the dollar at the Wall Street casino and con someone else into delivering yesterday’s newspaper. Edison would give you a newspaper he found in the trash and pocket the buck. You would get your newspaper and Edison would get a merit badge from Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford, his skinflint buddies.   

          • Your probably right!

            LOL

          • Neither, and I am sure that is your way of saying you get my point.  That is my problem with that whole movement.  Not all one percenters are included in the fight against the one percenters.  Nice guys like Angus King and Steve Jobs are excluded.  Makes no sense.

          • Steve Jobs was NOT a Nice guy!

            He offshored Jobs to Chinese Slave Camps, giving up American Jobs just to increase profit margins!

            1% ers should be evaluated by their actions, not their wealth.

          • “Not all 1% are the same, I’ am just against the greedy callous ones.”

            Right, 1%ers are only bad if you say so.  mkay?

          • Anonymous

            Yup…that’s why when it comes to the charitable contributions line every April 15 the open wallets belong to the conservative and/or Christian righties while the liberal lefties report stingy percentages………….. reflective of transparent, callous greediness.

          • Anonymous

            Really?  Please point me to the stats that validate this.

          • Anonymous

            Do you really check the statistics for righteousness factors with every decision that faces you in your life? Do you really not walk on the sidewalk until you check the stats on how many accidents have occured on the stretches in front of your house? Do you really refuse to pat dogs until you find out how many dogs have bitten humans?

             http://blog.geoiq.com/2009/01/07/dataset-of-the-day-who-is-more-generous-republicans-or-democrats/

            Feel free to charitably pay Gore’s home electric bill to change the stats.

          • Anonymous

            learn about tax writeoffs.
            you think that they “donate” to help others?

          • pavel

            So on the one hand you like to paint people with a broad brush.  But on the other you want to make exceptions when its convenient for you. 

          • A Bag of Cortland Apples makes for good pie.

            A Bag of rotten Cortland Apples makes for pig slopp.

            Closer Inspection of the contents makes ALL the differance.

          • pavel

            difference.  

          • Close inspection! 
            See,  it works!  

          • Anonymous

            Yes, indeed. The Kochs landed directly beneath the parental tree: their pappy was a key contributor and booster of Robert Welch’s John birch Society, a favorite tree house club for conspiracy theorists, reactionary cranks and selfish old poops for decades.   

          • Anonymous

            ‘Not all 1% are the same,  I’ am just against the greedy callous ones.  No your only against the ones who support Republicans.  When they support Liberals and their views your with them 100%.  Angus is one of the most ego driven, pompous, arrogant , corrupt individuals in Maine’s History.  He is Maine’s Boss Hog or J.R. Ewing.  He made most of his wealth off of the backs of Maine Taxpayers through subsidies and other handots.  He started creating his wealth back in the 8o’s by getting money through huge subsidies from our electric bills and through other handouts with CMP, Bangor Hydro/Maine Public Service.   He has collected more money through land buys with the Nature Conservancy, now he is doing it with the Wind Power Scam. He hasn’t held a real job he has only gotten his wealth through Government Subsidies/Handouts, Working with MPBN (Maine Watch + Other Programs) and Governor.  The guy if he hadn’t gotten his money through us he would be a bum collecting Welfare.  The guy is a snake.  Now he with his Massive Ego since Olympia Snow is now gone thinks he can waltz right in and take this seat having it handed to him unchallenged.  Well Maine People will see this charade for what it is.  A guy who is an empty suit who only wants to go in and rubber stamp Nobama’s pathetic economic and social agenda.  Then give handouts to all of his Liberal buddies.

          • Anonymous

             I was following you right up to the last line. There you lost me. It is President Obama’s social agenda. 

          • Don’t Blame Me!

            I can’t help it that Republicans are Callous and Greedy!

            LOL

          • And just where do you list George Soros, who dumps millions into the Democrats coffers?

          • Old yet still  aspiring!

            I think that he has become immune from feelings in his Hedge fund Transactions!

        • Anonymous

          I do not see Angus as young (AKA arrogant) rich.  He looked out for the kids of Maine.  He brought the laptops into the schools where they are still today, and we have seen them become a very integrated part of learning, and help keep our kids up with technology.  He was also the Governor that made it mandatory for all teachers to be finger printed as a way to help keep our kids safe from predators in the school systems of Maine.

          He has my vote, and if he is elected and then decides to leave and run again for Governor of Maine, I would vote for him then too because he is WAY better than any of the ones who have held that office since he left.  

          You want arrogant, or aspiring???   LePage is definitely your man.  He is proving over and over he does not care about all Maine people.   He did not get my vote to get into office, is and has been proving why he did not deserve my vote,  and he will certainly not get it if he runs again.  If Angus is not in the race for Governor next time, I will vote for the best candidate that can defeat the little dictator that is there now, AND be good to the true majority of Maine people.

          • Anonymous

            He sure looked out for the kids the laptop program is a boondoggle.  It has done nothing to improve performance in schools and the kids take them home and abuse them by using it to download songs, be on facebook with them, go to websites that are distasteful etc..   If Laptops are a success we wouldn’t be 27th in the country and dropping fast in Education.

          • Anonymous

            Just like some people at work.  Go figure…  People use Facebook, download music, and go to distasteful website…  No big surprise there… We know this is true because as we have seen in the news businesses are putting in software to stop people from doing all of that, and more in some cases.

            But as far as the computer being at home with the kids.  Remember what the schools have been saying (and I agree)…  Parent’s involvement  in the home go a long way too.

          • Anonymous

            I’ve had kids tell me that they use the laptops to play games at school during class, and that “there’s nothing the teacher can do about it” 

          • Anonymous

            And I have seen people at work use it to play games  instead of working too. 
            On the other hand  I have seen kids learning software in school at the early high school level that is used in jobs now.  Look everything a kid is doing with them in school that we consider is bad, and remember that  adults in jobs doing the same thing, and by the way most of those computers are Microsoft driven computers…  Does that mean that I am a bad person because I was smart to own some of their stock?  NO!!!    So if you are going to complain about them being in the school, then you might as well complain about them being everywhere.  You might as well complain about all the people that own stock in some type of computer driven company too.  Look…  with the good comes the bad.  It is up to us as adults to make sure it is used for the right thing.  If you are not helping, then complain all you want, because you are part of the problem and you at least can hear yourself.

          • Anonymous

            LOL!!!! “He brought laptops to schools”
            are you serious?
            he created a multi-million dollar fiasco that we’re enduntured to for years now!
            we’ve paid close to a billion dollars over the past 10 years for this bs.
            He even owns stock in apple.

            He got rich off that, don’t fool yourself into thinking he was doing it for “the children of maine”

          • Anonymous

            And we are already starting to pay for LePage’s bs now which is  MUCH worse than either of the two good thing I have mentioned that Angus did for us.  We are all going to find something that we feel is wrong with any politician, even if it is just that he is from the wrong party (or does not belong to one).  And as far as your comment on him getting rich, read my reply to your other statement.   BUT I am noticing everyone is hinging on the computers…  So I am guessing you and the rest agree that it was a good thing that he did to protect our kids.

      • Conley Raye

        Than you don’t fully understand his last name ( The King) and that is exactly how he conducts himself. Ask anyone who served with him, in Augusta. Yes either party and they will tell you the full story and for the benefit of Maine, he should not go to Washington as it will be only to benefit, himself. He needs to continue to take his money off shore, not pay taxes and reside in his Virgin Island mansion as he was doing. Good Ole Maine boy, huh? Not by a long shot.

        • Anonymous

          I would rather have that “King” as Governor again, than have the little dictator we have now.

      • Anonymous

        Are you seriously calling Angus King “Old Rich”? 

        • No! I said that I would go with Angus.

          He is “Old” however! 

          He ain’t much but he is better than the other two!

      • Anonymous

        And therefore you go with corruption.

        he’s gotten rich from our money, from our children’s money.

    • Old Bear

      Thats how he made his money off power with grants and bonds in which the bonds are being paided back by the state taxpayers when he was Gov. So we just helped make him richer. It will be a sad day if he goes to Washington.

      • Anonymous

        Would you rather that people not buy Maine bonds?

        • Old Bear

          To make AUGUS  RICHER, the answer is NO

      • Anonymous

         There is a reason Angus is asking that no one take money from the “super pacs”. Right now he can outspend everyone. If the superpacs get involved it might become a level playing field.   Honestly (wink wink) he is looking out for the process.

    • Guest

      The one thing both King & Quimby have in common— Quimby

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else find it odd that a owner of a wind company would have stocks in Exxon Mobile?

    • Anonymous

       Cause the guy has been a hypocrite from day one.

    • Anonymous

      Not at all.  Exxon’s a good company and pays a reasonable dividened.  A lot of people own it.

      • Anonymous

        Exxon is a great company to invest in, I even have some of their stocks. However, I don’t own a company that claims to be part of the industry that will get us away from oil.

        • Anonymous

          Why not?  That’s like saying that you won’t buy both Kraft and Proctor and Gamble stock because their products compete with each other.  Love for fossil fuels doesn’t preclude establishing alternatives.

  • Anonymous

    Ahh Angus, King of the 1%ers.

  • Anonymous

    No wonder he doesn’t need Super PAC money and is challenging his running mates not to take money either. Go figure.

  • Anonymous

    Why not report the whole story? How much did they pay in taxes for 2011?

  • Anonymous

    Long live the KING!

    •  We already have a Dictator in Washington, do we really need a King?

      • Anonymous

        Of course we need a KING in Washington.  And just think, he’ll bring Queen Mary with him!

      • Bush left 3 1/2 years ago!

  • Anonymous

    Wait a minute, Dill is paid to promote a park? Is she an Angus understudy?

  • Now I forget, do we like King because he’s Liberal, or hate him because he’s wealthy?

    • Anonymous

      Excellent!

    • Anonymous

      we hate him because he’s acquired his wealth from the taxpayers.

      much like we hate welfare cheats.

  • The only thing this tells me is that should King win, he will be a Senator of below average wealth.

    • You will need to wait ti”ll he leaves before you can make that distinction!

  • Anonymous

    Andrew Ian Dodge financial report must look like mine…not worthy of wasting the ink to print it.

  • It’s interesting that Angus owns Apple and that Apple was the company chosen for the laptop program in Maine when Angus was governor.

    • Anonymous

      don’t forget first wind, 
      he was on the board of directors at one time.

  • Anonymous

    The impoverished people of Maine would appreciate a promise from King that he would fulfill his office on a non-paid basis for the duration of his term….just as Gov. Romney and his Lt. Governor did while they were in their offices in Massachusetts.

    Guess it’s all in how you define “rich”… 

    • Anonymous

      Mr. Obama is a 1% too fella. No different than Romney.I am going to vote “none of the above”.

      • The only problem with that is that you end up with “one of the above”.

      • Anonymous

        Did I miss the newsflash that reported Obama’s refusal to take the people’s money in the form of payment for office? Perhaps I did miss it along with the non-promises of Elysian Fields.

      • Anonymous

        Mr. Obama has no where near the wealth that Romney has and he sure wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth like Romney was. Mr Obama doesn’t hide what he pays,or in Romney’s case,what he doesn’t pay  in taxes either. Have you noticed that Romney always talks about how his father struggled to get ahead but he never talks about his own struggles because he never had any. Last but not least ,as a veteran I find it shameful that Romney protested in favor of the draft in 1966 and told people to stand up and be counted and then run of to France and lived in a castle made for wealthy people while he did missionary work for the Mormon church. I’m quite sure he enjoyed his deferment from the draft so he didn’t have to serve his country.

        • Anonymous

          Are you inferring that Americans of peace goals who volunteer their service on a non-paid basis are are non-patriotic?

          • Anonymous

            No, I’m inferring that anyone who chastises other people for protesting a war and trys to goad them into fighting in that war and then turns and runs to another country is Non-Patriotic. What would you call them?

          • Tyke

            Cowards

            … and chicken hawks.

          • Anonymous

            There is a multi issue murkiness in your argument.

            There is a need to stress the importance to younger readers of
            learning the facts surrounding all “of-age” (primarily male) people back in the sixties and seventies. They need to understand how the draft was implemented and they need to understand the nature of the social protests that divided the country.

            We know the arguments we heard at the time from war protesters regarding war and peace and the war being “against their religion”.  Their cards continue to burn in our memories. All those other issues of college vs. military, draft vs. volunteer, the subsequential unpaid volunteerism vs. paid volunteerism arguments and the number system are with us older folks still.

            The complexity of your argument is real and very much alive in all of us oldsters and we deal with it in ways eligible young voters do not
            especially if we are parents of the military which defends presently. Matters of social and religious conscience are not the same now having been turned upside down as evidenced by old religious guard defense of babies’ right to life at the hands of parents who choose to kill their own children far from any foreign battlefield. What is the current war and where is the battlefield? We face a huge, challenging new reality.

            So to your question, “What would you call them?”

            Elected officials of our times need true conscience. They need to understand leadership with the defense of the country primary, of course but a very close second priority is national leadership that unites every American, spoken in the language we understand as American.  A leader of true conscience based on the  life experience of outreach
            and solid judgement, carried out with morality and ethics is what the country is begging for in my humble opinion. What is your proof that any candidate will or will not be capable of the office they seek? We need to “stand up and be counted” as our individual consciences speak to every one of us.

            We will not get leadership if we do not demand it. These candidates are putty in our hands until the election. It is up to us to raise the standard and then demand accountability from every one of them after the election for the sake of the coming generations of Americans.

          • Anonymous


            . They need to understand leadership with the defense of the country primary,”

            okay, so that’s saying that we haven’t had a real leader in decades, considering that they let illegals into the country by the millions, refuse to deport them, and even set up special programs just for them.

          • Anonymous

            Thank you, AL…

        • Anonymous

          True. Obama only hides all his college records and transcripts, the passport he traveled on, his writings as a student, etc, etc.

          While he didn’t enter public service as a wealthy millionaire, he’ll most certianly exit public service as one; just as Clinton did.

          • Anonymous

            Do you honestly believe that Obama could somehow fake all his college records and still become President of the Harvard Law Review. Quit drinking the “Tea” and watching the Fox ,Not really News, show and you’ll come to your senses.

          •    His college history is quite interesting if you follow all the digging into his past by the right wing Hacks!

               It looks as though the ALLEDGED reason that he became a proffesor of sorts for harvard was that he let his Legal License lapse as his application for the bar exam came under scrutiny . It appears as though he had quite a pile of parking tickets during his college years. One of the questions for the bar exam was about if he had any outstanding warrants or fines.

            He answered  NO and shortly there after his exam somebody turned him in!

            The best and easiest way out was to withdraw without protest.

            Look it up and you will find the alledged scandal.

            It is quite plausibe. 

          • Anonymous

            Please point me to the proof of any of this!  I don’t care if what you say is left or right, just whether it’s true.

        • Anonymous

          There is the wealth envy I was taking about…..  Why on Earth should someone be hated because they are wealthy?  Stone Cold Pure Jealousy.

          • Anonymous

            Mormons do that missionary stuff all over.  They usually do it before they have a family and obligations.  

          • Anonymous

            Do they all cheer for other peoples children to go fight their wars for them before they go?

          • Anonymous

            First of all, I am not jealous of Mitt Romney and I certainly don’t hate him and no sane individual would hate anyone because they are wealthy. One has to ask themselves how you would expect anyone  who has never had to want or struggle for anything in their life to understand what everyday people go through. With the middle class shrinking because of business policies of people like Mr. Romney who like to ship jobs overseas to enhance their bottom line we now have to many people just barely getting by from week to week and a lot of people wondering if they are going to be able to put food on the table for their families.Jealousy has nothing to do with it but being able to relate to people’s suffering does.

          • Anonymous

            So you must be against Obama shipping the entire electrical division of GE to India?????  Jeff Imelt, (Obama’s best buddy) did that. And there’s the 5 billion transfer of US money to a Brazilian Oil company that George Soros just bought controlling interest in….. Obama gives the oil company 5 billion to drill in 5 mile deep water….Soros sells and pockets billions profit from WE the people, in a 2 week shell game.

          • Anonymous

            I didn’t know that Obama was CEO of GE. It was actually the xray part of their medical division that’s going to China and your story about the $5billion dollar transfer of US money to a brazilian oil company was a myth that was concocted by Fox Fake News and Glenn Beck and was debunked a long time ago. People like you never really look for the facts ,you just swallow the lies because you want to believe them and then you help spread those lies. It doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to get to the truth but most of you Right Wingers have never heard of Fact Check. By the way,I’m against any of our jobs going overseas no matter who’s responsible. I’m a retired union thug that wants everyone to work for good wages and benefits.

          • Anonymous

            If Jeff Imelt did this, how did our President do it too?  If Mr. Soros invests in Brazil (a country that is thriving, by the way) why should we care?  Neither of these instances or complaining about them solve the inequality problems.

          • Anonymous

            Sounds like the 1% have us just where they want us.  Insecure and subservient.

          • Anonymous

            because that “wealth” was garnered from the tax payers.

            Don’t you hate welfare cheats that live rent free, get everything handed to them, and drive nicer cars than you? they get their living from your tax dollars.
            It’s the same with king.

          • Anonymous

            I would vote for the Republican.  BUT,  I just hate wealth envy aimed at folks that got rich by working their butts off.  If he got his from government deals, I’m with you.  As for ” big wind”, I don’t know weather it sucks or blows, I just know it’s inefficient and ugly.

      •  The you will get “one of the above”!

        • Anonymous

          it doesn’t matter who you vote for now. 
          Everyone should be able to see that.

      • Anonymous

        LOL, he’s a couple hundred million dollars different than Romney actually.

    • Jonathan Smith

       Promises from politicians are generally meaningless. LePage is the only one to follow through on exactly what he campaigned on – regardless of whether you love or hate him. He is consistently grounded in his beliefs. Angus King is just trying to broaden his empire.

      • Anonymous

        Our philosophies overlap more often than not as well as I can determine from your previous posts and here as well.

        Everyone knows the meaning of “politician” but asking what the descriptor “non-politician” means the usual first reaction is head-scratching. Gov. LePage provides me the definition too. Odd that actually given a non-politician so many people refuse to kick the ‘R” and “D” knee jerk invective. Camoflage King of Politics can try to appeal to higher instinct but if his flawed integrity is permitted authority it will be too late for Mainers armed only with hope.

        You have to admit however, that it’s highly unusual  for a “politician” to refuse a salary from the state’s voters which he serves, just as Gov. Romney did in Massachusetts. Does that make him a “non-politician”? I think there is plenty of debate on that but realistically, how does a conservative govern the Massachusetts Legislature without political street smaaa…ts?   

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, LePage is “consistently grounded” alright, in fact, is often sinks far below ground!!

      • Tyke

        One of Lepage’s foremost campaign promises was to get rid of Dirigo Health as a first priority if elected.

        Each of his budgets as submitted to the legislature (and as passed by them and signed by lePage) has funded Dirigo Health 100%. Not one single position in the Dirigo Health office has been eliminated or proposed for elimination.

        LePage’s administration has been advertising on the radio seeking new applicants for Dirigo health to further expand the program.

        What was that you wrote about LePage being “the only one to follow through on exactly what he campaigned on “.

        You seriously may want to rethink your postion on that one.

    • Anonymous

      If memory serves me correctly,Angus did not accept pay when he was govenor.

      • Anonymous

        just back room deals that made him rich through never-ending programs and companies that he helped create or enable while in office.

  • Anonymous

    King need not be concerned about instilling an aura of mystery concerning his political positions and flawed ideology to Mainers . An unproductive and dilatory  tour at the Blaine House, lavish payoffs from the Federal government to underwrite his Quixote quests, and the rapacious destruction of Maine’s wilderness are all too familiar themes to those who have eyes to see.  Like his ebony inamorata in Washington, King will pursue an agenda of moral decline and uncontrolled spending, ignoring the wishes of hard-working Mainers while ushering our children and grandchildren into an age of government excess that resigns them to a common existence. This mildewed remnant of average intellect will unlikely go away in the near future; however, he should be reminded frequently  and often that a failed legacy cannot be easily obfuscated.

    • Put down your quill pen and read Hemingway.  Write like he did.

      • Anonymous

        Liberty taken to despise the symbolic “quill pen” in favor of  a literary artist I will take liberty as well and tell you to write like the founders wrote instead of any literary artist of my choice. 

        How do you like them cookies?

      • Anonymous

        Actually the prose falls a little short of Herman Melville – Quequeeg might try mastering Melville before he moves on to Hemingway. :-)

    • Anonymous

      “ebony inamorata”??? Give me a freaking break!

      • Tyke

        Multi syllable racism is still racism.

        Quequeeg is quite disgusting. Luckily most folks don’t even bother to read his inane rants.

        • Anonymous

          how is that racist again?

    • Anonymous

      Your prose, while well composed to show you intelligence, also shows your not so veiled racism.

      • Anonymous

        Prove it! The poster establishes with his own words a moral equivalence of agendas bewteen King and Obama and therefore is not the one guilty as charged.

        We challenge you to lift the “not-so-veiled” with words of your own choice so that we can determine where racism exists, if at all.  Educate us…

      • Anonymous

        lol, you liberals all cry racism if anyone disagrees with your messiah at the WH.

  • Anonymous

    Won’ sending someone who already has his wealth to the Senate prevent the “make my first hundred million” effect like she who is being replaced did?  The US Senate is a place for the 1%ers.  They either come in as one, or make it on the job.   

  • Jonathan Smith

    I don’t hate King because he is wealthy. I am disgusted that his wealth comes from backroom deals garnished off the backs of Maine taxpayers. Our current fiscal crisis in America is due to people like Angus King who use their political leverage to line their pockets. King is part of America’s leadership vacuum – perfumed princes seeking to better themselves at the expense of the peasants.  He fits the mold for a modern Senator – but not one that serves the interests of the citizens.

  • Anonymous

    King will cut up the forests for wind farms , Dill will close the forests for a park , I hope Summers is somewhere in the middle. I think I’ll vote for him.

    • Anonymous

      Summers, in the middle??Ha!

    • Anonymous

      I hope you get the chance before he finds a  way to kick you off the voter rolls!

  • Anonymous

    I do not like wind power, and it looks like King will be the King of wind power. I knew I did not like this guy.
    Romney 2012
    We can not afford another 4 years!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      If you like Romney, than you should like King–they both represent the 1%.

  • Anonymous

    YES but is ANYONE QUALIFIED for the job??  That seems to be the biggest issue.  No one really need be qualified to fill the position, just like President, but if they have the MOST MONEY they win.  this isn’t MONOPOLY, it’s real life.  How about we start electing people that have a realistic focus on living like the Average Joe and then go from there….

    • Anonymous

      Would you rather have an average joe or someone who’s been very successful as one of your senators?

      • Anonymous

        the average joe.

        someone that’s in touch with reality.
        someone that knows what it’s like to be one of his constituents. 

  • Conley Raye

    I sincerely hope that folks will look into the past and review, before they vote. Forget the party system and vote for the brightest with the least baggage and the one who owes the least political favors which gets us into trouble. Putting unqualified people into top jobs, because they owe them or they are family. You can bet your boots that ole Angus has some major money motive for this position and its not to help the citizens of Maine. So many people just don’t understand what their vote, will do. 

    • Anonymous

      He already has a lot of money, so why would you bet that money is a major motive for his senate run?

      • Jonathan Smith

         A Senate spot opens up a world of connections worth more then the salary it pays.  The United States Senate might as well be the mob given their exploitation of most Americans and their insane financial compensation for retirement.

        • Anonymous

          There’s some truth in that, and I guess that’s why most of us don’t like politicians.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like the folks in Maine are rabid with wealth envy.  It’s an incurable malignant disease of the brain that causes the brain to rot.  What’s that stench….? 

    • Anonymous

      Ignorance.

    • Jonathan Smith

       Not wealth – exploiting taxpayers by using political connections to get ahead on the backs of taxpayers. Angus King is the quintessential politician – part lawyer, part white collar criminal.

  • Anonymous

    King–Mr. 1%

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know if I’ll vote for him, but I see his wealth as a plus.  It shows that he’s been successful.

      • Anonymous

        Or that he can game the system.

        • Tyke

          So you are voting against Mitt Romney then?

          • Anonymous

            Why bother to vote, it’s blatantly clear that the system is corrupt.
            votes can be made from dead people, from illegal immigrants, even from people that don’t even exist.

            Romney is the same as obama, just like king is the same as baldacci

      • Anonymous

        Do you see people that use and abuse the welfare system to get free cars, free education, free housing, free food, and free clothing as successful?

        Because that’s what angus has done, but on a much larger scale.

        he’s gotten rich on the backs of the taxpayers.

  • Anonymous

    Surprise, surprise. King is a rich liberal elite worth millions. Like Pingree and the rest of the liberal limo crowd trying to pass themselves off as good ol’ Yankee just regular folk….

    • Anonymous

      “the rest of the liberal limo crowd” — yeah, like the ultra-liberal Dill, ridding high on the high on the hog with her and her husband’s teacher’s salary. 

      Does your criticism follow through and fault Romney for all his money? He’s way richer and way more educated at those liberal elite schools. Is he a regular Yankee folk?

      • Anonymous

         I don’t believe Romney  has tried to pass himself off as such.

      •  No, he’s a one percenter that liberals hate, Angus is a one percenter that liberals love.  Its simple to understand once you think like a liberal.

  • Anonymous

    Did the Heritage Foundation help Summers hide his money?

    • No , just the Voter Registration forms.

  • Anonymous

    What a disgusting comment.

    • Anonymous

      I read the comment and it was very disgusting and should have been flagged. Obviously this person is an ignorant  bigot and should not be allowed to post on these pages.

      • Anonymous

        I wouldn’t go that far.  Some of his posts are very good.  But when he’s bad . . . .

        • Anonymous

          For those of us who’re late checking in… from whom was the offensive post?

          • Anonymous

            The offensive post was from BHRegulator.

        • Anonymous

          Your entitled to your opinion but I’ll stick by what I said. He’s an ignoramus.

          • Anonymous

            You’re*

  • Anonymous

    Wow, that’s real harsh and wrong.  I don’t think it’ll be up long.

  • I stand with Angus, but would vote for anyone other then Charlie Summers

    • Tyke

      Charlie Summers sole good point is that he is a betetr choice than Poliquin would have been.

    • Anonymous

      you stand with corruption.

  • Anonymous

    correct me if I am wrong but hasn’t king made most of his money from government subsidies and programs?

    • Tyke

      The vast majority of King’s wealth came from selling his investments in private sector businesses that have nothing to do with wind power.

      • Anonymous

        so what about being on the board of directors for First Wind?

        I’m sure he made quite a bit of money from that.

        And what about the Apple laptop program the he set up?
        He owns stock in apple…

        He’s made his fortune on the backs of us, the taxpayers

  • Anonymous

    “The very rich…are different from you and me.” This comment by F. Scott Fitzgerald is right on. The very rich see the world differently from you and me. They don’t have my concerns, and they don’t necessarily have my best interests at heart. I don’t want a very rich guy like King to be my governor. Let him go back to making more big money.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve either worked with, or served with, Gov’s Longley, Brennan, Curtis, McKernan, King, Baldaccie, and now LePage.

    Sorry to disappoint, but of that list of seven, I’d prefer serving with King over the others.

    He wasn’t perfect, and caved in to King John Martin more than I’d like, but he WAS the best Chief Executive of the bunch and effected critical Workers Compensation reforms.

    I’m still disappointed Rick Bennett and Matt Dunlap failed to win their respective primaries, as the race would have been closer next November.

    • The Magnificent Seven!
      LOL

      Matt Dunlap was at least a “Maine Boy”  and would have been a better choice then Dill!

      • Anonymous

        Matt Dunlap would have been an excellent choice and I have been somewhat disappointed that the Republicans have never given Peter Mills a shot at the Republican nomination for Governor. I think both of these guys would have worked in a bi-partisan fashion to do what’s right for Maine.

    • Tyke

      I supported Bill Schnieder but I definately would have voted for Bennett.

      The curreent crop of candidates has actually caused me to consider skipping voting for a major office for the first time in over 5 decades.

      If Summers keeps up his spitting in the face of the public with his ethical lapses I might consider voting for King just because he’s not as horrible as the others.

      Kind of like chosing to get the flu if it keeps you from getting malaria …

  • Anonymous

    St. Thomas is a great place to hide additional income… Sometimes you can’t hear or see a snake until it strikes.

    • Anonymous

      How’s that? St. Thomas is a US territory subject to US laws including income tax and payroll taxes.

      • Tyke

        Sometimes footinyourbackside can’t see a jackass even when looking in the mirror at one.

        • Anonymous

          Go with the Cayman Islands.  Jackstraw is right.

        • Anonymous

          Was that necessary?

  • Guest

    Every time you see a rich Republican running for office, he’s automatically considered a DC fat cat,,, WELL, in this case King is the one that “is” disconnected from the typical Mainer…!
     
    Dill one the other hand represents the extreme greenie liberal brain-washed treehugger

  • Artie_LaGrange

    If you would like to do a comparison on wealth disparity,
    check the disparity between Congressmen, Senators and their electorate.

    Who says Americans do not have a Monarchy.

  • Xerxies

    I’m tired of hearing about millionaires being elected to public office… They certainly don’t do it for the people, or to serve their fellow Americans. Holding public office is supposed to be a service, a sacrifice, not unlike being in our nation’s military… Now however, it’s all about social status and power. When did we decide that predominantly only the wealthy were capable of representing our interests? We didn’t, but since they have the ability to campaign, advertise, and pander to the public, while their less affluent competitors have to continue to worry about where the next meal is coming from, or how they are going to pay their bills, they tend to win more times than not… Make no mistake, wealthy career politicians are not like us, they don’t think like us, and they don’t live anything like most of us. Our founders never intended that Politics would become a lucrative career field, service in political office was supposed to be a service, a sacrifice to mankind, and to our country… Now people get rich doing absolutely nothing, but being a politician, and taking advantage of the opportunities that become available to, or are revealed to politicians before anyone else…  I don’t know how we fix this broken system, most times I  think it just can’t be fixed… This is how most great nations begin their slow decent into mediocrity, then eventually into failure and dissolution. Our bright shining moment in the world has passed I fear. We are no longer what we once were, and I seriously doubt that we will ever be again. But by god; once we were a shining beacon of righteous freedom and history will remember us…

  • Anonymous

    soooo… all you liberals that think that angus is  still your savior… 
    He’s gotten rich off the backs of the taxpayers.

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