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  • Anonymous

    Maine’s version of the Penn State’s Sandusky debacle. PSU eventually had to man up and do the right thing. A lot of heads rolled. The “Husson good ol’ boys club” must think they can do a better job of evading the guillotine. Friends in high places didn’t save the PSU dignitaties. The parallels concerning the administration of the two schools is uncanny. Many of LePage’s previous appointees were washouts. His judgment in appointees is as flawed as his ideology.

  • Anonymous

    LePage, it is YOU who are the all time low.

  • Anonymous

    “Democrats clearly do not understand the facts as they relate to the
    Carlson case and their lack of conscience in trying to sully Bill’s
    reputation is appalling.” Gov. LaPage

    The fact that Mr. Beardsley contacted his attorney brother before answering investigators’ questions indicates he does not have an entirely clean conscience. Refusing to talk about this is what keeps the cloud of suspicion hanging over his name now. If Mr. Beardsley has nothing to hide, and no moral or legal failings in his association with Carlson, then he should be proclaiming that with confidence and credibility. People who have nothing to hide, who have done no wrong, are able to say so, convincingly. He was advised by his brother to refuse answers to the investigators’ questions. That is not proof of a wrongdoing, but it sure makes that probability more strong than the other possibility, a clear conscience.

    As long as society allows people like Carlson the freedom to harm others without accountability, we are all in part guilty for the consequences. Some are more guilty than others. Those who knew Carlson was a monster and chose the easy way out, including securing a resignation in lieu of making the information public, need to be held accountable. That is what the public is trying to get to the bottom of. If Mr. Beardsley quietly retired after Hiusson and lived out his life without seeking other political positions, would people be still seeking these answers? The answer is probably not. But because he was nominated to serve on the State Board of Education and accepted this nomination, he owes the public the truth. The question is whether we can trust this man and the answer hinges on more transparent accounting of what happened back at Husson when he met with Carlson, who subsequently resigned his post as Chaplain.

    Mr. LaPage, to state that the Democrats have a skewed understanding of this and are trying to sully this man’s reputation is to say you, too, agree that “all’s well” because someone has refused to be more forthcoming. And instead of owning this, you try to deflect accountability for participating in a morally wrong position by pointing the finger at those who just want straight answers.

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