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  • Anonymous

    If the governor can’t handle then he should resign today…. Keep filming him….

    • StillRelaxin

      Thanks for your warm thoughts Paulie, now here’s what we think. We think you are vulgar, we think you’re vicious, and we think you’re vile towards the majority of the people in our state. Mr. LePage, it would please us all greatly if you would stop stalling with whiney talk and get to work on solving issues rather than creating them.

      • Anonymous

        As we say to would be “innocents” penalized at hockey games, “What kind of cheese do you want with that w(h)ine?”

      • Anonymous

        StillRelaxin, this is a descriptive, meaningful, honest post…in fact, since this has become my newspaper, this might be the most powerful, personal post I have read!

    • Anonymous

      How about the Republicans hire a tracker to track Alfond and Eves. Maybe they can hire a tracker to track the tracker. This is disgusting.

      • Anonymous

        Trackers for everybody! More jobs!

        • Anonymous

          I don’t see the problem here. He is a public figure, in public venues, speaking to the public. Even the president is filmed everywhere he goes outside of the White House and oftentimes inside it. Being filmed while doing “the job” is all part of “the job”. This is a made up problem so LePage can make up yet another reason to not get along with democrats. Lepage, get used to it and stop wasting our time with made up problems.

        • castinem8

          I know some people like cheese on their trackers, but I like peanut butter.

      • StillRelaxin

        By all means do! Why on earth would any American not want to know what their publicly paid employees are saying in public? What’s next, no one from the press and no one from the public can attend, record, video or take pictures of public employees out in public? Your (and Mr. LePage’s) position here makes no sense in America but would fit nicely within any well rounded dictatorship.

      • Anonymous

        They already use trackers. LePage conveniently forgets that.

    • Anonymous

      I do think the Democrat party has found the irritant that just might push LePage over the edge.

      • StillRelaxin

        I’d say Mr. LePage went over the edge of his own cliff many-many years ago and no one ever has had to look too hard to cause him irritation. It’s only becoming apparent to us (and we can only hope, to some extent him now…but I personally doubt he has the mental capacity for self reflection) because of the glare of the spotlight he’s chosen to place upon himself by running for public office. Just think of the suffering that could have been avoided by all if we had more tracking and press coverage of him BEFORE he stumbled into office. To avoid ever having another LePage coming to power, in the future we need to have more tracking and more press coverage of everyone making a serious run for public office. We can’t afford to allow a basketcase sitting in the Blaine House barking out orders like Jabba the Hut.

      • Anonymous

        How grown up of them.

    • Anonymous

      I’m very distinguished. Successful, authoritative, and commanding great respect. His words not mine. I think his balloon is over inflated. Nothing special, nothing to write home about.

  • Rather than grandstanding gov, you’d have been better off setting up the meeting, then, during the meeting, asking politely for the Democrats to stop using the tracker. It might have worked.

    I agree with the gov, that such tactics are vile and un-necessary. If the D’s want to be the party of the high road, and not just the lesser evil, they need to do better than this petty nonsense. Act like leaders. The petulant games need to stop.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll agree with the 1st paragraph.

  • Anonymous

    “I think it’s vulgar, I think it’s vicious, and I think it’s vile to me and my family,”

    No more vulgar, vicious or vile then he has been toward just about everyone in the state of Maine that has not “kissed his butt”

    • Anonymous

      Not just the State of Maine – he’d tell Obama “to go to hell”

      • Anonymous

        That’s why I voted for him. Time someobody told the Feds to go to hell with all the unfunded mandates and spending.

        • Anonymous

          So, telling someone to go to hell is the solution? Really?

  • Anonymous

    “lack of respect that the office of the governor of the state of Maine”
    Get real, has anyone disrespected it more than the Governor himself?
    Hiring unqualified relatives.
    Telling the NAACP to “Kiss my butt”.
    Saying he would tell the President to “go to Hell”.
    Running down the students of Maine as poorly educated.
    The list goes on.
    This oaf should just shut his pie hole, once and for all.

    • Anonymous

      For someone else many of us would have a little sympathy. For this petulant loud mouth, it’s nothing but comical.

  • Anonymous

    “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”

    …Sir Winston Churchill

    • Anonymous

      exactly…and the fanatic dems simply can’t change the subject and move on, hence all the news articles and hoopla over their own immoral, disgusting, anti-American tyrannical tactics

      • Anonymous

        The truth, ignored by the most of the left.

      • Anonymous

        In today’s political world, both parties employ trackers to film politicians on the other side. I don’t care for it, but I understand why it is done, and I know that it’s a fact of political life.
        LePage frequently makes controversial comments, and then denies that he’s said what he said. The Democrats just want to put the Governor on the record.

        It’s too bad that politics has come to this, but both major parties do it. The Republicans, for instance, hired a tracker to film Angus King during the recent political campaign.

        • It doesn’t have to be a “fact of political life”. That’s just a testament to how low both parties have slunk. We don’t have to accept it.

          Angus King called the practice “lousy” – he was right. And though he leans left, he’s thankfully not part of the ethically challenged Democratic party machine that partakes in such practices.

          • Anonymous

            And the Rs don’t partake?

          • As I said below, if the D’s just want to be the lesser evil and not be a party of principle, they should keep on doing what they’re doing.

            “He’s doing it, so I can too” is elementary school stuff. I expect better. So should you. Reminds me of the Dittoheads defense of Limbaugh months back – but, but Olbermann and Maher say mean things too! Oi. Being a lesser scumbag is still being a scumbag.

            The Maine voters (except the ultra partisan D’s and R’s, they love this stuff) are tired of the partisan games on both sides. Hopefully more independent candidates will step up to unseat these two subpar parties.

            I can dream at least…

          • Anonymous

            Everyone is going off on the “tracker” The tracker is not the real reason this is so appalling. It is lePage ONCE AGAIN using something stupid for another excuse to do any dang thing he wants. Transparent government? not with LePage. He won’t work with anyone but his pals. This is the true tragedy of the story.

          • LePage being a lousy leader who handled this like a drama queen doesn’t mean he isn’t right about the tracker.

            If the Dems want the Blaine House, they’re going to have to contend with a viable independent again – Maine voters have proved that we not only will consider option C’s, we are thirsty for them. Unlike some of the automatons around here, if the D’s want my vote, they’re going to have to earn it. I’m pretty sure you feel the same way.

          • Anonymous

            I agree. The dems have not put out a worthy candidate out for a while. Dill is atrocious and Mitchell as well. And as for this rumor of Baldacci running again.. PLEASE NO.

          • Amen sister. Give me Baldacci + LePage / 2

          • StillRelaxin

            I totally disagree with your opinon of trackers. Trackers are no more “scumbags” than the daily reporter who may show up at any event where a public official (our paid employee) speaks. You’re deflecting here simply to make LePage appear a little less crazy. It’s not working. I support tracking just as stongly as I support a free press.

          • Deflecting for Governor cut n’ paste? Why on earth would I do that?

            Partisan bankrolled paparazzi is a closer description than is journalism – and yes paparazzi are scumbags.

          • StillRelaxin

            So in your opinion no one but the press ( I can only hope you still will allow that) should be allowed to record, video, or photograph what a publically paid employee says or is doing in public? Your thoughts are displaced/deflected, “paparazzi” track famous folk not politicians. Trackers track public servants. I want more tracking and more press of the public savants I pay to employ, not less.

          • It’s not a legal question. I’m not disputing legality. It is a question of class and decency. That the governor lacks both does not mean the Dems need to wallow in the filth with him.

            The goal is absolutely the same between the trackers and paparazzi – they are not out there to document LePage for the good of the people of Maine, or to “educate” them – they are there to catch LePage in a gotcha moment that benefits the people that pay for it. Nothing more. It is shallow partisanship at it’s worst. I haven’t given and don’t plan to give a dime to the Democratic party anytime soon, so I have no “skin in the game”, though from the outside, it lowers my opinion of the party. For what it’s worth.

          • StillRelaxin

            ALL political parties are using tackers, therefore I must assume that you also feel that they ALL lack class and decency, yes? Which leaves me to wonder why you have this fixation on only what the Democrats are doing. I sense for you this tracking issue is only a problem because Mr. LePage has such a problem keeping strange thoughts locked behind his lose lips and that has so often reflected badly on the party you’re not willing to discuss here.

            Of course there can be no “gotcha moments” if Mr. LePage (or for that matter any public official) could manage to act decently, responsibly, and respectfully. If he/they can or can’t I couldn’t care less who exposes his/their kindness or vulgarity. Whatever it is those who live on my tax dime may be doing I’ll be happy to hear about it from whoever (Joe Public, Press, Tracker) is there to keep me informed. I like information on my government. Your lack of interest in what your public officials are saying in public is illogical.

          • Yes. The first assumption is correct. I have no fixation, I only agreed with the govs statement on the trackers. As for your other “sense”, it is incredibly wrong. I am firmly anti-Republican and have spoken very critically of LePage, Webster, Summers and the rest of the gang and certainly did not vote for any Republicans in November. Though please, go on with your pigeonholing.

            I’m interested in what both parties are doing – not just one – as most posters here clearly are (either one or the other.)

            I think I’ve stayed well informed on the debacles of the LePage administration without any help from Democrats and their operatives. We’re not exactly talking about a subtle man here.

          • Anonymous

            Did you say that about Andrew Breitbart? Did you say that about “Criminal” James O’Keefe who LePage publicly thanked after he secretly taped a DHHS worker? Or is it only scumbags when the Democrats do it?

          • Are stereotypes all you folks have? Just because I don’t recite the accepted D talking points I get lumped in with the far right loons?

            “Saint” Breitbart was a bottom feeding, cherry picking, frothing at the mouth excuse for a “journalist” and O’Keefe was cut from the same cloth.

          • You people are truly amazing. Thumbs up for the strawmen you set up and knock down.

          • maineiac123

            First you know nothing at all about paparazzi. Second, exactly what is wrong with filming the governor. He’s a political figure or should it be that only he gets to direct what films will be made of him. Perhaps you’d prefer that.

          • Paparazzi follow celebrities, politicians and other prominent figures looking for dirt. Exactly like these trackers. Don’t give me this I know nothing junk.

            You get a chance to read the testimony I provided you and do some critical thinking about the sustainability of our entitlement programs? ;)

          • maineiac123

            Paparazzi do exactly what they are paid to do and what the vast marjority of people they photo want them to do. So someone follows this fool of a governor we have looking for another lie, another put-down of some group or people that doesn’t fit his mold. Big deal. Are our entitlement programs sustainable right now? We don’t really know for sure but we do know that the ones you mentioned take in more now then they pay out. The issue is and has been how to deal the deficit. The deficit is NOT caused by programs that take in more than they pay out it’s cause by starting wars then giving a tax cut, it’s caused by a defense department that is totally out of control, it’s caused by those who continue to suggest that a tax on the weatlhy, despite all evidence to the contrary, will somehow cause job losses or will somehow affect the economy. We deal with the issues we have now, not some that we might have in the future. Your last sentence simply shows your arrogance and insecurity. Enough of people like you.

          • The vast majority of people like tabloid trash that employs paparazzi? Think so? No one I know reads that garbage. Do you?

            We do know that unless change is made, we’ll soon be paying far more out than taking in. Projection from the Congressional Budget Office (does this have a conservative bias?):
            http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/2010%20Update%20SS%20in%20Cash%20Flow%20Deficit_large.xls.jpg

            And though I recognize the need to reduce spending in other areas, the DOD/war budget is absolutely the area we should focus on first when it comes to cutting unnecessary spending. You won’t find a bigger proponent of cutting “defense” spending than me.

            And as you may recall, I support Obama’s proposition of raising taxes on the ultra-wealthy.

            Your short term thinking is dangerous. Just because something is fine today does not mean it will be fine tomorrow. We must think long term. Not just economically, but in regard to the environment, education, infrastructure – all of it.

            Oi. You started this entire thing with your dismissive, cliche, partisan talking points. Please don’t project. Insulting and belittling others that don’t think like you…my goodness, who does that sound like? ;)

          • maineiac123

            Actaully you started this whole thing but….
            I’ve not said that SS and Medicare don’t need looking into at some point I merely said they are not the cause of the deficit today as you allege. I believe it was you that stated that SS and Medicare are the entitlement programs that need to be cut. (I can’t find your post but it’s there). I simply said that both of those programs right now are in the black and we need to look at programs actually causing the deficit today not ones that may or will be problem in 10 years. SS and Medicare are not those programs and cutting them like the repuglicans want to do is not getting at the source of the problem today only a part of which is overspending the other part is undertaxation. Enough of this though.

          • Conversation is why I come here, though if you want to leave it at that, no problem – we are basically on the same side here – I just don’t take kindly to being pigeonholed and lumped in with the far right because I dare say entitlement reform is needed, or just maybe the (hated) governor has a point.

            As far as the post:
            http://bangordailynews.com/2012/12/03/opinion/gop-protecting-wealthy-at-expense-of-poor/#comment-726392877

            As you can see, the only deficit reduction mentioned was in support of the president’s current proposal. I fully support SS and Medicare – they just need adjustments, so they can be sustainable far into the future. I also do not assign blame to Obama or the Democrats specifically for the long term outlook. It is a problem of bi-partisan creation and must be fixed in a bi-partisan manner.

            Have a wonderful evening.

          • Anonymous

            Well, as I said, I don’t like this practice either, but both major parties do it. I agree with those who have been tracked, including King (tracked by Republicans) and LePage (tracked by Democrats) that it is lousy.
            Trackers catch politicians when they make offensive statements — such as the kinds of things LePage often says, and then denies saying. Trackers put it on the public record.
            Republicans and Democrats are equally involved in tracking, so if that makes one party “ethically challenged,” as you say, it applies to both parties equally.

          • Yes…how many times must I say just that?

          • Anonymous

            I’m replying to what you said to me, not what you said to others. I think I said it first, and maybe you’ve said something similar to others. I’ve only read your reply to me, not to everyone else. We could go on and on like this…

          • My apologies if I came off hostile – I’ve been under attack by the rabid D partisans for simply suggesting that tracking is indeed a poor practice. My position has been distorted and disparaged simply for stating that the governor is right about this one thing.

    • Anonymous

      Our governor has revealed himself to be a self-absorbed man, who frets about his own comfort to an absurd degree. Although he is supposed to be focusing on over 1,300,000 people, LePage is too small-minded to ignore the litte thorn in his own toe, and he whines about it to our general detriment.

      • Anonymous

        So knowing what the governor is like as you described him, what’s the point in making him more uncomfortable? It will only make matters worse. Let the fighting stop and the work of the people begin! The Democrat party should stop playing politics. If the party chiefs insist on doing so, then reasonable people should do all they can to get rid of them.

        • Anonymous

          And the Rs don’t play politics? LOL

          • Anonymous

            IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO STARTED THE FIGHT. IT NEEDS TO STOP.

          • StillRelaxin

            Who’s suddenly crying the loudest about nothing and who’s supposed to be in charge? Nothing is going to get done if we all aren’t willing to point the finger in the direction of the individual who is to blame. A lesson needs to be learned here and giving support of any kind to someone who deserves none is only encouraging that individual to continue down this path of childishness. It’s time to go to go to work. If Mr. Lepage isn’t willing to get started then he should just step aside and let the aduts and professionals get going on fixing the mess this state is in.

          • Guest

            The shoe appears to be on the other foot at the moment. It feels awful I imagine.

          • Anonymous

            It depends what one’s outlook in life is. To me everything is temporary. When I look back over the years past events now appear rather inconsequential. After all, what’s a moment in eternity?

          • Guest

            I guess that depends on your philosophy.

          • Anonymous

            You sound very upset. Really, not good for one’s blood pressure.

          • Anonymous

            Have you noticed that with the exception of a few die hard LePage apologist the support seems to be running almost 10-1 against him. Now all the apologist can do is yell foul. I guess they must have forgotten “Criminal” James O’Keefe and his not ready from prime time “actor” secretly taping the DHHS workers. I also seem to remember Tea Party Paulie going on TV and thanking O’Keefe. Funny how things change isn’t it.

          • Anonymous

            Paulie will never change. He thinks he is great just the way he is. Let’s see, though, if the majority of Maine people agree with that evaluation in 2014 !

          • Anonymous

            I’m sorry to inform you LePage is not the only one who considers him great. A good size of the Maine population does as well. That said, I hope former governor Baldacci runs for governor in the next election. People like myself look forward to reminding folks about the mess he left the state with.

          • Anonymous

            Same here — Baldacci would be better off skipping that campaign, same as he did for Maine senate seat.

          • maineiac123

            Really a good size does? Hm..be interesting to see where you get your facts from. Wouldn’t the The Heritage Foundation would it?

          • Anonymous

            Pssst. 38% is not a good size. It’s actually a huge minority.

          • Anonymous

            What percentage of the vote did liberal Democrat candidate Libby Mitchell garner? Have you forgotten or should I tell you? Doesn’t 19% ring a bell? Besides that, Maine is considered a liberal state. So what happened to this liberal considered the best choice for the Democrat party in 2010? I can tell you this much: I remember back then voters feeling very disenchanted with “politics as usual”. Now with their adoption of paparazzi tactics and their continued obsession with a mural most people don’t care diddly-squat about it doesn’t look like the Democrats have learned a lesson. For that reason I predict they will cede some statewide elections when they in fact should be winning them all.

            Unbridled quest for power does indeed lead to corruption, doesn’t it?

          • Anonymous

            Ya, keep dreaming. You see, it is this very delusional thinking of yours that is going make sure the TeaPublicans continue to dissolve into even more of an irrelevant joke than they already are.

          • Anonymous

            You keep saying 2014. That just isn’t going to happen. He will either quit or the Republicans will recognize the liability that he really is and toss him under the bus.

          • Anonymous

            Don’t you think that would have happened by now if it was going to….before the next election? There has been sufficient outrage and discontent over this governor. It is easier said than done to get rid of a current governor outside of an election.

          • Anonymous

            Do you remember what I told you was going to happen to the tea party all of those months ago?

          • Anonymous

            bye bye tea party( you don’t seem to be doing so well these days….)….where are all those tea parties we heard so much about in the past!! (kind of like a fad, or something.)

          • Anonymous

            They ran out of pajama bottoms made out of American Flags

          • Anonymous

            LePage apologists run 10 to 1 against him in this venue because it’s been taken over by liberal readers and posters who do not want to hear conservative views. I’m glad I’m not one of those posters. I’d rather be right than popular. More importantly, as a veteran who gave time in service for the country and the freedoms we enjoy, I want to hear what others have to say regardless of viewpoint.

          • Anonymous

            Taken over by liberal readers? Really? Then I guess there are more people in Maine who are sick of LePage whether they are “liberal” or not.

          • Anonymous

            She’d rather be “right than popular.” I am laughing out loud.

          • Anonymous

            Is it really because of liberal posters or could it be that the few that supported LePage took a look at the results of the last election and won’t waste their time defending him any longer? Remember I voted for and worked on his campaign in 2010 and I doubt that there are many that have turned against him more then I have. The man has shown himself to be a liar over and over and over again and most people consider liars to be dishonest. Do you really want a dishonest person in the Governor’s office Whawell? I know I sure don’t.

          • maineiac123

            “I’d rather be right than popular” But how does it feel to be neither?

          • Anonymous

            You obviously misjudged me. If I felt otherwise I would have changed my ways by now. That said, I have no intention of straying from my values of retaining and not ceding our American sovereignty, maintaining a strong U.S. military to ensure peace in the world, a strong U.S. defense against our sworn enemies, opposition to any kind of economic integration like the proposed North American Union, support for making English our official language, support for immediate border security to stop the illegal entry of aliens together with an opposition to any form of large scale amnesty, support for the private enterprise system, rejection of tax-and-spend government as we know it, support of free trade with a level playing field for U.S. workers and U.S. products, support for making health-care insurance tax-deductible for all, support for the sanctity of all human life from conception until natural death, support for the individual right to bear arms as guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment, support for fair and clean elections, supporting for a Constitutional Amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, opposition of government sponsored sex ed programs that overrid parental values, and support for teaching school children accurate American history among other things.

          • maineiac123

            Misjudged you? Nope, apparently you are neither right nor popular.

          • Anonymous

            The TeaPublicans are not “conservative”. They are delusional radical right wing ideologues. Your party base is led by Pills Limbaugh and Fake Noise Network. THAT is your problem. The more reasonable and rational GOP of Ike, Chase Smith, and Rockefeller is dead and buried. Get a clue, please.

          • Anonymous

            I’m glad you mentioned Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. They’d be taking a real beating from the liberal left today.

          • Anonymous

            No the posts have become 10 to 1 now that the elections are over and the tea trolls stopped getting paid 10 cents a post.

          • Anonymous

            As I explained to another poster, I’m just trying to inject a little sanity in an environment that gone wildly insane. I guess that out-of-control party that is now going on in this venue can’t hear me. So what’s the sense of me raising my voice when all they want to hear is their own voices.

          • Anonymous

            The only one that wildly insane is LePage.

          • Guest

            That’s high and mighty of you if you think your view is the only sane view.

          • Anonymous

            It is called personal responsibility. LePage’s mouth is horrific and he is a liar. People are hung up on a tracker when they should be focused on LePage using this as an excuse to not work with anyone who is not a republican. That is the tragedy here. Not the tracker.

          • StillRelaxin

            I’m not sure “people are hung up” on anything here. Those whining about tracking are simply following SOP for conservatives to rally to the defense of their own (apparently no matter what the infraction might be) to create any kind of deflection from the real problem as possible. Don’t look at Lepage! Look, there’s someone taking his picture! Hey they’re recording what he’s saying. That’s just horrible! God forbid that a tracker or reporter provides the public with information on what their public servants might be saying out in public.

          • Anonymous

            Oh there are the ones who will defend him no matter what he does.

          • Anonymous

            I agree totally with the first part of your statement. As far as people being hung up on the tracker is concerned I get the impression the only ones that are are the die hard LePage apologist. Most Mainers , and I say this based on the results of November 6th election, do not like LePage and would just as soon see a 4 legged jackass occupying the Blaine House rather then the two legged one we have now.

          • Anonymous

            Oh but that poster whawell says otherwise…..she says a lot of Maine people think LePage is great!!!!!

          • Anonymous

            You couldn’t prove it by the results of the last election

          • Anonymous

            It is called denial and being out of touch with reality.

          • Anonymous

            Maybe you should run for the governors office.

          • Anonymous

            Gee Gosh Entitled if I did would you send me a campaign contribution? And here I thought you didn’t like me.

          • Anonymous

            Well, I can tell you that if GOVERNOR GOOFBALL dares to run in 2014 he’ll get two votes, his and yours.

          • Anonymous

            Wait till Lepage loses next election.
            I got $100 on he refuses to leave and barricades himself in the Blaine house.

          • Anonymous

            With a gun!

          • Anonymous

            Yes, YELLING always helps.

          • Anonymous

            Well LePage is his idol.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, it seems like the liberals here are yelling and working themselves up in a frenzy.

          • Anonymous

            No, I think Governor Goofball is the one in the frenzy, as usual, whining and crying like a spoiled brat over a tracker and blaming the elected officials who have nothing to do with it. What an unhinged WHINER. And YOU along with the rest of your TeaPublican minions just got body slammed in the elections, are in complete disarray and seeing stars, and have obviously not started to think clearly again. You LOST and but good, and a good part of the reason why is because of this GOVERNOR GOOFBALL you are defending. Most Mainers can not stand him, and these latest antics of his over this tracker thing are just burying him even deeper.

          • Anonymous

            What fight?

          • castinem8

            The caps, the caps, my kingdom for the caps!

          • Anonymous

            Have you written to LePage about it? Or chastised the Tea Party?

            I think the ridicule expressed here might be the only way to get through to them.

        • StillRelaxin

          This “fight” was started by LePage whining about something that’s been going on for years (i.e. a non-issue). He’s the one who’s supposed to be in charge and resolving issues, not creating issues by acting like a baby who’s suddenly being picked on by some mean person who films what he says in public. We all should be saying, please give us more tracking and press coverage of public officials when they speak in public. We want to know less about what they say in public because…it’s stressful having to be nice, intelligent, respectful, thoughtful, or sincere? If anyone can’t stand up to the scrutiny of those who pay them and whom they serve, then they need to move on to a job somewhere else.

        • Anonymous

          This is more proof of how the Democrats like to waste money!

          • Anonymous

            How about your party who does the same thing huh?

          • Anonymous

            So what? It is their money.

        • Abel Mann

          Why should the many Mainers who have suffered the verbal and economic abuse LePage has heaped upon them be concerned with LePage’s comfort?

        • Anonymous

          There is no sense in trying to speak to a bunch of vile, ignorant bullies.

          • Anonymous

            But apparently it really bothers one when you video him in public . . .

          • Anonymous

            You mean I’m not the only one not talking to LePage? Wow entitled first you want me for Governor and now you are telling us even you won’t talk to LePage.

          • Anonymous

            Is that the poster who said he wanted you for governor???!

          • Anonymous

            Still Relaxin nominated me the day before yesterday and I declined and now Entitled is asking me to run. I’m starting to get worried.

          • StillRelaxin

            Well there you go, you have all these folks on here tracking everything you say and that’s making you feel “worried” just like poor-poor pitiful Paulie Waddle Doodle all day. If like him you can’t stand the heat I may have to withdraw my nomination.

          • Anonymous

            OMG the trackers are on to me you say. I bet they had one hell of a good laugh if they were taping me at the beach yesterday with my wife and grandson. As far as the heat is concerned it was almost 80 yesterday and I managed to stand it.

          • Anonymous

            Ok I just saw his comment above. There was another poster last night who wanted you to run for something! Isn’t it nice to be in such demand and high regard? (unlike the governor….)

          • Anonymous

            I think you are seeing things backwards.

        • Anonymous

          The governorship was never intended to be a “comfortable” position. He has to answer to the public. And now he’s throwing a temper tantrum because the public is recording what he’s doing on our behalf. He has forgotten that he works for us, not the other way around (except for his family, of course).

          • Anonymous

            But he does indeed answer to the public. So why are Democrats so intent in sticking needles? There can only be one answer: They want ball all the time.

          • Anonymous

            I notice that you have avoided answering my question about having an honest person as Governor.

          • Anonymous

            I was not aware you asked the question. Since you want to know, I’ll tell it as best as I know it to be. The governor is basically honest in my opinion. Yes, one might be able to point to an occasional inconsistency, but that doesn’t make him dishonest. If inconsistencies were the only basis for judging anyone, then one would have to assume everyone is a liar. I’m not willing to go there.

        • Anonymous

          Oh quit defending this headcase of a disgrace pretending to be a governor will you. The guy is an unhinged buffoon and a whining vulgar hypocrite who offends people with every other word out of his pathetic face. The elected officials have nothing to do with hiring trackers. If governor goofball has a problem, he can take it up with the party office. SHAME on governor goofy to bring this up at the swearing in ceremony. BOTH parties hire trackers, and why should he care if what he says is recorded? He is a public official and it is to be expected. SHAME ON GOVERNOR GOOFBALL. Come on 2014. We need to send this walking embarassment PACKING.

          • Anonymous

            Before you comment next time don’t forget to take a deep breath. All those adjectives of yours are just getting you wound up.

        • castinem8

          A good politician would not let the trackers bother them. King won very easily and so did Obama-despite being filmed by a tracker every day. The good politicians overcome adversity- the bad ones whine about the obstacles.

    • Anonymous

      Sir Winston was referring to the liberals opposing him

      • Anonymous

        Boy, he had that one right.

  • Alice Clark Goldsmith

    He is a public person everyone has a cell phone with camera and in a public place he is fair game. He has said some really outrages things… We need to know what he is doing ..Stop whining and get governing….

  • Anonymous

    Even on swearing in day he can’t see anything other than what is happening to him…and something so petty. Scary that his perspective is that skewed.

    • Anonymous

      Hey, grousehunter, you have a fantastic handle! Fact #1…this has been our best year for partridge since ’95, and Fact #2…our pretty, grouse-fetching, yellow Lab, Molly, has a better chance of being elected our next governor, than does Paulytics LiePage! LOL

  • Anonymous

    Is it vulgar, vicious, and vile when the GOP does it, Governor?

  • Anonymous

    Lack of respect for the office of the governor of the state of Maine ? LePage has apparently no idea how HILARIOUS that statement is coming from HIM. LePage is the quintessential role model for ‘lack of respect.’ Every time the man opens his mouth he either plants both his feet firmly in his mouth and/or ends up sounding like a rectum.

    • Anonymous

      The governor may be blamed for lack of respect. But do two wrongs make a right? Of course not. It’s just an invitation for more wrongdoing. I mean, the accusation the governor is lacking in respect of the office is a poor reason for the Democrat Party’s mischief making. It might help the party in the polls. It won’t however help the State of Maine.

      It’s time for a timeout and an end to partisan bickering.

      • StillRelaxin

        “Mischief making?” You mean tracking? You are aware that it’s been standard practice for all parties for quite some time now? You appear to be blaming it on only one side which is illogical. Please tell me why you believe that the public should not be allowed to know everything public officials (who’s salaries they pay) are saying when they are out in public. I don’t see any problem with tracking at all…well unless the person they’re tacking can’t keep both feet out of his/her mouth. In which case that’s a problem of the public official not the tracker’s. I think trackers much the same as the press provide a vital public service by letting us know what our public officials are saying. It surprises me not that someone like Mr. LePage detest both tracking and the press. More tracking and more press coverage please!

        • castinem8

          Can we please film the lobbyists whenever and wherever they meet with an elected official?

        • Anonymous

          Yes, more false equivalency. It’s strange how the allegedly liberal biased media does not point this out.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks! #Mainegetsitright

      • Anonymous

        Says the one who is so non-partisan. You have got to be kidding. You think people are a lot more gullible than they are.

      • Anonymous

        I am truly curious. Do you ever take a side of a story that people actually agree with? I believe you must have a huge lead in thumbs down for the posts you put on here. Doesnt that concern you as a human being?

        • Anonymous

          I’ve learned to keep my emotions in check unlike the many posters here who can’t distinguish between right and wrong.

      • Anonymous

        Gee, how about a little more cheese to go with your whine. Are you anywhere near reality? BOTH parties hire trackers. Get a clue will you. It is common practice and completely legal. The GOP was constantly tracking Angus King in this last election. LeBUFFOON is a pathetic WHINER for bringing this up during the swearing in. THAT was the DISGRACE. Here he is supposed to be the big tough guy in the Blaine House, and he can’t handle this? The elected officials have nothing to do with the tracker. That comes from the party office. If he has a problem, take it up with them. What a pathetic goofball of a BUFFOON. 2014 can’t come soon enough so we can send this disgraceful headcase PACKING.

        • Anonymous

          Speaking about whiners, I don’t hear anything being said about Obama, the whiner-in-chief himself. To this day he still blames Bush and has not accepted responsibility for the debt crises and his failure to turn the economy around. And of course he had nothing to do with the lies that were spewed about the attack on Benghazi. That must have been Bush’s fault too. My, my!

      • Anonymous

        Just to be clear, you and I both know there is no “Democrat Party.” You use that incorrect term because you don’t like to say that the party is “Democratic.” It’s like dropping part of the name of the Republican Party and calling them the “Publican Party,” or maybe “the Republic Party.”
        I name the Republicans correctly because it is the respectful thing to do (I know not everyone on this page is respectful). But you would come off as a bit less partisan if you referred to the Democratic Party by its actual name.

        • Anonymous

          Well said. “Democrat Party” is an epithet that has been used by conservatives since 1940. People who use it are trying to be rude, no matter what they might say to the contrary.

      • Anonymous

        I love how you keep calling for an end to partisan bickering yet you keep referring to the “Democrat” party.

        • Anonymous

          The term “Democrat” is not disrespectful. I just happen to think Democrats as a whole are not democratic. Rather than discuss issues in a civil manner they would rather change the subject and resort to demonization. Let me give you some examples: “Republicans don’t care about the poor”, “They want to suppress the vote”, “They only care about the rich”, “They’re liars”.
          When Ronald Reagan ran successfully two terms for President he was widely demonized by the press. He was a “warmonger”. He wanted to make the poor poorer. He would start a nuclear war, etc. All of that never happened, yet I was foolish enough then to swallow all the propaganda, he never got my vote. This President did much to bring and end to the cold war by bringing down the Soviet Empire. Under his leadership this country overcame one if not the worse recessions since the Great Depression. America’s standing in the world became a dominant point in world politics.

    • Anonymous

      One has to demonstrate and show respect, to receive respect.

      • Anonymous

        It’s baffling that the Democrats would consider it necessary to hire a tracker in the first place. They should have more than enough quotable material from him already to sink him in the next election. He now runs from the media to avoid placing another foot in his mouth. I believe Dill could beat him in the next election and it’s going to be someone with far more electablility than her running for the D’s.

    • Anonymous

      I give my respect to people who earn it, not to job titles. This guy has not earned my respect, in fact, he’s managed to lose it entirely. This current round of whining doesn’t help.

  • Anonymous

    ““I think it’s vulgar, I think it’s vicious, and I think it’s vile to me and my family,” Did he think the right wing welfare “sting” on DHHS employes was equally vulgar ,vile , vicious? NOPE He couldn’t wait to publicize them and give these “vile” tactics life.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not one to argue on here but the DHHS in this state is a complete joke. Clearly it employees a lot of people and it’s not their fault. The system is broken.. Any negative comment being given to DHHS should be spotlighted so that the everyday citizen knows how the money is being poorly handled

      • Anonymous

        Maybe having trackers video DHHS employees at work would shed a little light on the dysfunction in that department.

  • Anonymous

    These are exactly the reasons that reasonable people do not run for office on either side.

  • Anonymous

    RIGHT ON GUVNAH!!

    keep telling the filthy, immoral, outsourcing democrats where they can stick their tyranny!

  • Guest

    His words mean nothing and they change nothing. He simply proves over and over he is not fit to govern.
    This man is the most vulgar of them all. How cheap and petty to make those sort of remarks at a swearing in, he has no class, never did.
    This should not be an issue for him to make such a furor over, if he can’t handle this he needs to quit.

    • Anonymous

      This governor was never accused of having any class !

      • Anonymous

        like filming to attack is just so classy.Well maybe the only class a liberal can show.

        • Anonymous

          The hypocrisy of your party continues. It was okay when the Republican party tracked Elliot Cutler, but not okay for LePage. You don’t make a very good case at all.

        • Anonymous

          Filming to attack.. Nice deflection from you once again. How about your buddy stops using excuses and mans up and talks to the WHOLE legislature not just his pals.

    • Anonymous

      you must comply, you must comply and follow the rules of the professional politicans.. Professional Politicans are our Lords and we my follow their rules. Obey sheep.

  • Anonymous

    How childish this all is. Of course, I would imagine if the Reps did the same thing to a Dem they’d be calling the cops claiming they were being stalked and harrassed. Hey, politicians on BOTH sides of the aisle, knock off the nonsense and work together to solve some problems, ya knuckleheads.

    • Anonymous

      The Republicans did it to Angus King in the recent election campaign.

      • Anonymous

        Really? Did the so called GOP tracker also follow King to the bathroom, and invade the privacy of disabled veterans? What are the DEMS afraid of to stoop so LOW?

        • Guest

          LePage doesn’t like the tracker keeping him ‘honest’. He can’t perpetrate his lies as easy.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t who who follows who where — maybe you are more interested in bathrooms than I am. But I know that both parties do this nationwide, and that the Republicans did it to Angus King. It’s an unfortunate practice, but both major parties are guilty.

      • Anonymous

        King ain’t the sitting governor of Maine. He was a candidate.

        • Anonymous

          So what.

        • maineiac123

          That makes a difference? Explain how?

        • Anonymous

          Both King and LePage are public people. These days almost everyone has a cell phone with a camera. You can’t get away from it.
          Both major parties engage in tracking. It’s unfortunate, and it makes politics even a little more distasteful than it already was, but it’s done by both Republicans and Democrats nationwide, and here in Maine, too. One more reason why a lot of good people don’t want to run for office.

  • Anonymous

    So, if LePage is willing to work with all of the legislators, he should have already scheduled a meeting with the Democratic leadership. Actually, I believe he should have scheduled a joint meeting with the Democratic and Republican leadership.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. A case where actions speak louder than his words. He also said “People before politics” at one time.
      Regardless of LePage’s shenanigans and ego issues, these new leaders who were sworn in today are serious and dedicated about improving things for Maine people.

      • Anonymous

        Yuh, those “new leaders” are serious enough to hire an out-of-stater for the purpose of prodding our governor.

        • Anonymous

          Prodding? How about the truth out of his mouth for once. Oh gee not gonna happen.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t seem to remember your outrage when “Criminal” James O’Keefe sent his undercover operative into DHHS to tape the caseworkers. Why is that?

          • Anonymous

            First of all I’m not angry. I’ve lived long enough to know better. I think the Democrat party bosses are simply trying to prod the governor because they can’t stand not being in power. They’re like the kid on a team who demands to have the ball all the time. The reason why the Democrats lost the last race for governor was because people in this left-leaning state were sick of politics as usual. I reckon the Democrat party has not learned a lesson yet and will unnecessarily cede wins in future elections. As a conservative, that’s fine by me.

          • maineiac123

            “The reason why the Democrats lost the last race for governor was because
            people in this left-leaning state were sick of politics as usual.” Are you nuts? 62% of the people in this state voted for a moderate to left leaning candidate. LePage only one because of a split vote for for moderate to left-leaning candidates not because of “politics as usual”. That’s what we have now thanks to LePage

          • Anonymous

            If I may interject, candidate Libby Mitichell was considered a Democrat party moderate and had the party’s full backing. But people were not happy with Democrats and were intent not to vote for a person with a Democrat label attached. Not only did Democrats lose the governorship, they lost control of both state houses, all that in a state that is very Democrat. You see, even the Democrat base was turned off by those they had previously voted into office.

          • maineiac123

            I think we’ll disagree as to why people voted for Cutler rather than Mitchell but the point is that they voted for moderates to liberals by almost twice the amount they voted for Lepage, he unfortunately doesn’t seem to realize this. Some day we’ll have real elections where the person winning actually has to get a majority.

      • StillRelaxin

        Every week I find myself saying the same thing, “Wow, what LePage just said today is really embarrassing. Can it get any worse?” Sure enough, the next week rolls around and it actually does get worse! How much longer can even the LaPagites support the things this man comes up with? If he can’t or refuses to govern then he should simply step aside and let those who can do what needs to be done to clean up the mess he’s made of this state.

        • Anonymous

          I guess for Ds it beats thinking about reality and what really needs to happen in Augusta.

    • Anonymous

      He made his terms clear. They call off the tracker, he will meet with them.

  • Guest

    Keep the camera rolling! What a petulant little man.
    Get out of the kitchen is the best thing to do. Maybe he has a nice comfy couch in the house in Florida.

  • Otis B. Driftwood

    Poor Paulie LaPudge, misunderstood yet another time. The one term disaster is a lame duck, so all he can do is quack.

  • Anonymous

    “I think it’s vulgar, I think it’s vicious, and I think it’s vile to me and my family,”

    I wonder if LePage thinks suppression of voting rights is vulgar, vicious and vile?
    I wonder if LePage thinks supporting the 1% is vulgar, vicious and vile?
    I wonder if LePage thinks being Gov of only tea interests are vulgar, vicious and vile?
    I wonder if LePage thinks telling a sitting President to kiss his butt is vulgar, vicious and vile?

    I wonder if LePage thinks?

    • Anonymous

      What suppression of voting rights? Most states do not have same day registration. Even Rhode Island has voter ID! Maine allows prisoners to vote! It is crazy, the only other state that allows prisoners to vote is Vermont, that is a complete disgrace! We have the most liberal elections laws. What are you talking about supporting the 1%! Have you heard of billionaire hedge fund manager Donald Sussman, the guy who owns the majority of Maine’s newspapers! He is a DEMOCRAT!! He is married to Chellie Pingree, the Representative. THE RICH ARE DEMOCRATS! The rich have benefitted heavily from the DEMOCRATS! They are trying to eliminate the middle class. They want to keep the welfare recipients down and the rich, rich. Do you know why LePage made the comments about the President? Do you know what he was doing to the fisherman? Do you know about the limits on the sardine industry the president allowed, which killed the industry in Maine!! You really need to open your eyes and stop falling for the propaganda!

      • Anonymous

        Liberals can not survive in reality.

        • Anonymous

          Do you know what reality is? Have you ever been there?

      • Anonymous

        Great rant, I was laughing so hard I choked and almost passed a piece of beef jerky through my nose while reading it.
        I understand your worry and your guys are in sheep dip but realize you lost the election. I know that must be extremely tough darts, but the majority has spoken. The solution is easy, Do something other than whine or you will be getting another clock cleaning in 2014.

        You understand you guys have an extreme creditably issue? The Republican Party has nothing to show over the past two years except whining about making Obama a one term President …. how’d that work out? So come clean and tell us all what your party has accomplished for the good of the country in that time period?

        I think the tax payers should get their money back from all those salaries paid to the do noting R’s in office in fact you spent $400 million of someone else’s money then lost the election … talk about losers.

        I’m all for propaganda when it comes to team extreme!

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure before the next extreme leftist is elected Governor, the extreme leftist legislature will make “trackers” activity illegal.

    • Anonymous

      “Extreme leftists”? Where? Where?

  • Anonymous

    This is just the start of what we can look forward to for the next two years.
    Lepage will repeatedly refuse to do is job and will blame everyone but himself.
    Like a spoiled child he will plant himself in the middle of the Blaine house kicking and screaming.
    Really – he needs to grow up.

  • Anonymous

    Vulgar, vicious, and vile: a perfect alliterative description of LePage’s first two years in office.

    • Anonymous

      Work for the MTA?

      • Anonymous

        Nope- never have, never will. I am, however, a proud member of Maine’s 61%!

      • Anonymous

        WELL THAT is a rude assumption.

  • Anonymous

    Well LePage never speaks to the press, his personal tracker Adrianne Bennett does all of his intrepretation and translation for him, I think it’s refreshing to have a opportunity to hear the unvarnished version.

  • Anonymous

    To bad he didn’t mean it when Lepage said he looks forward to working WITH EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!

    • Anonymous

      Ask the Ds to keep the same promise, first.

      • maineiac123

        Why should the D’s promise first? After all the Gov has even p***ed off members of his own party.

  • Anonymous

    He IS a public figure – nothing should stop any filming of him doing whatever in the office of Governor– I have said it before, I will say it again *sigh* He does not have a clue!!

  • Anonymous

    I find it fascinating that the headline refers to this guy as Paul LePage (not Gov. Lepage), but every headline on the Carlson story has referred to him as Rev. Carlson, instead of Bob Carlson.

    What in the world?

    • Anonymous

      Tells more about the liberal rag than anything else.

      • Anonymous

        I see it as being more about Carlson’s influence in Bangor than about politics.

  • “I think it’s vulgar, I think it’s vicious, and I think it’s vile to me and my family,” he said.

    I agree. What is it supposed to accomplish?

    The humble Farmer

    • Anonymous

      I think Vile and Vulgar are really the wrong words to describe someone who is filming the Governor. I would accept annoying or bothersome. Vulgar is when you tell someone to kiss your but or go to hell. There is a wonderful video of Susan Collins interacting with a tracker, she smiles and has a friendly conversation with him. If it bothered her you would never know it. If LePage keeps complaining he will have CNN and MSN following him. ( If that were to take place , it still would not be Vile and Vulgar)

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    • My guess is they are trying to get his promises on record, for when he tries to back out of said promises claiming he never said that (see Millinocket lawsuit). AND the fact that he’s a cash cow for political comedians!

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how many of us would like to have someone follow us around and film whatever they want etc? Many of us would be embarrasses & yet some wouldn’t.

    • maineiac123

      There is a difference you know between Lepage and the rest of us. He’s the governor. He can stop being filmed any time he wants as well as doing the state a world of good…..simply by resigning.

      • Anonymous

        What if I said to you that the next Socialist demo governor elected will be filmed daily even to the bathroom unless he resigns, what then? These tactics will backfire just you wait and see.

        • maineiac123

          So? That would be choice of the governor wouldn’t it? As far as filiming in the bathroom, that might actually be a violation of the right to privacy. I don’t know that Lepage has been filmed in the bathroom only seen allegations of it from right-wingers. And I suppose it was ok for King to be tracked cause he’s Socialist demo? Do you even know what Socialism is?

  • Anonymous

    Such ugly comments, no respect for anyone here, not anyone. You spoilers that are still upset that Lepage won the election are still harping on this…its been a long time now, let it go already and stop insulting and blaming Gov. Lepage and everyone who voted for him. Your ranting is just not productive in any way, it will not help and will not change anything. How long would you put up with a whining child who just whines for years because they did not get their way? Wouldn’t you get sick of it? Just stop the whining and make a plan for the next election. Maybe you could even figure out a way to run a positive campaign by offering well thought out solutions to some of the problems we are all facing. You never build yourselves up by pushing others down, people are sick of that.

    • Anonymous

      “Ugly comments”? Look at the one above yours, that shouldn’t even be up. I did not flag it however……leave it for people to see (shows the character of the poster) Yet, comments from your ilk like that don’t bother you. Figures….

    • Anonymous

      Thanks, I am sick of it too. About time we all started working together instead of the Ds just pretending.

      • maineiac123

        Ah,. so it’s only the d’d just pretending? Tell me the last time the Governor did anything to show he’s really ready to work with anyone. He even uses a swearing in ceremony to make more enemies…even in his own party.

    • Anonymous

      Tell that to LePage, about demeaning people and “pushing others down” (teachers, state workers, students, etc.). Tell him to stop it!

  • Anonymous

    Interesting comments and you all will have a chance to voice your pleasure or displeasure with the Governor in two years. At this time, we need to work together as the stakes are far to high and the potential loss is to great. Using tactics like stalking and video is not what I consider to be a receipe for teamwork. Both sides need to get together and work for the common good of the state. We really need it considering where we are today and what we need to do to fix the problems we have. Currently the pressure is being placed squarely on the backs of the middle class and I for one am getting tired of it. Heres a riddle for you. Where should you have your employer send your check every time you are paid? And where should they send what is left over after they take what they take? Is it getting less and less every year???

    • Anonymous

      Dems do not care about state problemsThirty years of decline proves that..Dems have only a couple of things in mind being a good sheep and personal attacks.One other high priority suck the money from their neighbor.

    • Anonymous

      Nice to see some good comments on here! #=thankyoucommonsense

      • Anonymous

        Ditto !

  • Anonymous

    WHAT AN A%%

    • Anonymous

      Speak for yourself. You are rude.

      • Anonymous

        Rude? He uses this event to use his lame excuse for not meeting with the dems. LePage is the rude one bub.

        • Anonymous

          Your comments on here are rude. I am not the only one telling you the same.

          • Guest

            Both you and a hammockbear correct ppl a lot round here…..

          • Anonymous

            Because it is truely needed.

          • Guest

            You are the pot calling the kettle black as far as the rudeness is concerned.

        • Anonymous

          actually, he is the one who has respect and manners. He also stands his ground and does not cave in to Dem . petty garbage.

  • I would like to hear a democrat party apology and statement from democrats to curtail all future spying actions! I think hell will freeze first though!

    • fourCatssoon

      Bill you forgot to shave again:)

      • Anonymous

        He doesn’t have to living in his bunker.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t suppose we could get you to hold your breath till they do?

  • Anonymous

    And THIS governor has claimed to utilize an “agitators” role for policy consideration. He doesn’t mind agitating, but can’t seem to put up with other’s doing the same? “Tracking” isn’t a new idea whatsoever, he’s a publicly elected official and his duties and performance is going to be scrutinized. He is no different than any other who has served in the office; he is the only one that I remember throwing a fit about it. The legislative leadership doesn’t have authority to stop anything outside of the daily operation of the legislature. By demanding that they do something about it only demonstrates his weakness. LD 1 “An Act to Providing Recall Provisions in the State of Maine Constitution” and put it out to referendum ASAP. We cannot have an “agitator” govern again, LePage or any other.

  • Anonymous

    Figues the Democrats hire someone from MA.

    • fourCatssoon

      Hay the Governor came from Canada:)

    • Anonymous

      The Dems wanted mean spirit camera shots,

  • Anonymous

    You go Gov! They will do anything. Better check your garbage at night, they will be going through that too. These people don’t want to do anything but try to destroy someone. They are vicious and hateful. Keep fighting the fight and let the kiddies play the game they are best at…being useful idiots.

    • Anonymous

      How does the Gov. compromise with this much hate?

      • Anonymous

        He has the veto power. That says the Ds better cooperate.

        • Anonymous

          Just as Obama said about the GOP today.

    • Anonymous

      Dead on, except for the next to the last word in your comment….nothing useful about them.

  • Anonymous

    Just a reminder Paul, respect is earned.

  • Anonymous

    If the comments posted here are a true representation of the Democratic party there will be no compromises. These people are full of hate and in attack mode. If this is what the Democratic party has become, it is a very sad day for the state of Maine.

    • fourCatssoon

      Excuse me, its just the Republicans that are the master of Hate!

      • Anonymous

        Excuse me, read the comments in this section and tell me who is full of hate.

        • Anonymous

          No it is people asking for personal responsibilty and LePage uses another excuse to not work with anyone he does not like. This is not a popularity contest. the man has to work with EVERYONE not just his sycophants.

          • Anonymous

            NO…look at the wording, name calling and insults. This is hate and attack, I don’t care how you try and paint it. This IS NOT dialog, no even close.

          • maineiac123

            ahhhhh poor grumpygrampy doesn’t like people dissing the governor. Wonder if he feels the same about the governor dissing everyone else.

          • Anonymous

            You Just proved grumpygrampy’s point. ha ha

          • Anonymous

            If that is all you got out of this…than have a nice day.

          • maineiac123

            I always have a nice day.

    • Anonymous

      Right, I have heard more Republicans spout hate speech. There are just a lot more Democrats, and Lepage knows it.

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely. Totally agree with you.

  • Anonymous

    what else is new? this guy is always angry.

  • Anonymous

    Lepage is a lonely pathetic worm, wrigglin’ about eating dirt while burrowing further underground. He is a worthless governor. One that I am very sad to say, lives in the Blaine house, forever scarring it with his blight.

    • fourCatssoon

      That is why he won the award as the “Worst” Governor ever to be elected as a Governor in Maine, He is a Shame to the office and today again he continues to display his level of mental instability.

    • Anonymous

      Just say what you mean, don’t hold back!

      • Anonymous

        But it is ok if LePage does it right?

  • Anonymous

    I think Gov. LePage is losing it.

    • Anonymous

      He wanted all the perks and privileges of a governor , but not the scrutiny. Someone who runs for state and national leadership in this day and age, better not expect to have a lot of privacy . They are in the limelight whether they like that part of it or not, and their actions and words are scrutinzed and evaluated more than those of the ordinary citizen. Didn’t he get that part of it?!

      • Anonymous

        Why is it only republicans have to survive the daily venom and attacks from the media?Maybe conservatives do not act like spoiled little girls.

        • maineiac123

          Really? Guess you don’t read much do you? Oh and tell me a demorat or liberal that has insulted his state, his constituants, his office, the country and President, as much as this governor has.

    • Anonymous

      Io don’t think he ever had it, he has always seemed unstable.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think he ever had it!!!

  • Anonymous

    Why is this man camera shy? He sure isn’t shy otherwise.

  • I don’t know how anyone can defend a man that has put so many people in the State of Maine down. You say respect him. He has never ever respected anyone but himself. I would like to know how he could make a decision about what is in the Capital building either. The Blaine House, ok he lives there, but I always thought that we had the say over the Capital building and anything that was allowed like the murals that have been there howlong?. Guess not huh? He started all of this right from the get go. You need to earn respect now!!! We all gave him a chance but he doesn’t deserve our respect. It is a joke for him to think that we don’t see what he is doing. When he shows respect to me, then I will listen. And as far as respect goes, where is his respect for our President!!!!! You want the nonsense to stop, then tell him to start working with us and our elected officials as well.
    This is only my opinion.

    • Anonymous

      You are not alone!

    • Anonymous

      He will and is working with the Dems. He just does not kiss feet.

      • Anonymous

        No LePage keeps feet in his mouth 24/7.

  • Anonymous

    They are all criminals IMO. Both sides. What’s really sad is that so many people have nothing better to do than whine and moan and highlight their government education or maybe lack there of. LOL OK, rag on me, it doesn’t bother me at all, only proves my point.

  • Anonymous

    Pauley: We are watching YOU…

    Also, where did YOU hide OUR Mural…!!!

    • Anonymous

      Give it to me for a couple of hours.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t there cameras on him all the time anyway? He is the governor, right? Is he afraid this one particular camera may be a little too candid?

  • Anonymous

    He is the Best Governor that this State has had in 5 decades.. Yet the Liberals want to distroy it as their chattel follow them, believing their lies over the cliff

    • Anonymous

      I put a very low value on the opinion of someone who uses push the red button for a name.

    • maineiac123

      That joke made my day. Thank you!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the good laugh!!!

  • Guest

    “Alfond said that there are people on both sides “spoiling for a fight between the Legislature and the Blaine House.”

    “You know what, let’s disappoint them,” Alfond said.

    Eves struck a similar tone.”

    ***********************

    Easy enough for the Maine Dems to prove, if they’re serious. Call off
    the hired camera stalkers, and show up at the negotiating table
    honestly, with sincere intentions.

    • Anonymous

      Or better yet Lepage could show up and do the job we PAY him to do.

    • maineiac123

      What does the tracker have to do with the negotiating table? Is Lepage afraid they’ll film him lying again? He’s the governor for god’s sake and should be able to handle this. He simply needs to stop being a crybaby about everything.

  • Anonymous

    Governor, simply assign the stalker, the personal protection of a State Trooper to “protect” him from every infraction of the law possible.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, let’s waste money. Will you pay the trooper?

      • Anonymous

        Oh, I’m sure the Dems can afford the assessed cost associated with the “protection” of their designated stalker. Or the Gov. can assist him by assigning him as being the “Official ” photographer at the Dems expense and require that every photo shall be reviewed by the Govs office. ;I believe it is called embedding. Reputable news organizations do it all the time.

  • Anonymous

    Both parties are beneath contempt those foolish enough to believe one is better than the other are just that, fools.I just want to work to make my life and those I love better ,these folks in Augusta need to get to work or get the h#$$ out of the way.

  • Superuser23

    It really was not necessary to make those remarks during the swearing in, agree or disagree with what he is complaining about but that was not the time nor the place and LePage continues to demonstrate how immature he is and how unwilling he is to work

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a typical democratic party tactic, which if such a thing was being done to a democratic governor, the libs would all be crying & gnashing their teeth. Childish.

    • maineiac123

      Actually it’s done by both parties. The repuglicans did the same thing to King. It’s just more likely to be hilarious and catch lies and half-truths when it’s done to Lepage. That’s is main objection, he hates people catching him out in his constant likes and drivel

  • Anonymous

    This is the second time LePage was publicly criticized by his own party. If I was a gambler, I’d bet they ask him not to run again so someone less devisive can lead the state, despite the party he/she represents.

  • Anonymous

    I was there today and it was not only unexpected but out of place and set a very bad tone. Besides most public figures should expect to be accountable and being filmed is hardly new or unexpected. The Governor revealed himself to be a small man at day of importance and pride for all electeds there. They took the oath together and that’s a good start. It will be a tough enough session given the poor fiscal management the administration has shown. Scapegoating only gets you so far, at some point you have to govern and that means compromise.

  • Anonymous

    What have you got to hide Mr. Lepage? You are a public figure being filmed in public. If you don’t want the attention stay home. If someone filming you puts you that far off your game maybe you aren’t ready to play . . . .

  • Anonymous

    ” joking that the party should have hired a Mainer — rather than someone from Massachusetts — for the job.”
    Hmmm… And, who did the Gov hire to make the sign,”Maine Open for Business” and from where was the sign manufactured?

  • Anonymous

    You want to know what I think? I think ALL elected officials should be recorded, sound and video, 24-7 for their whole term, with exceptions for conjugal visits with their spouse, and possibly for going to the bathroom. Back-room shenanigans has screwed us over too many times. If you want that much power to spend MY tax money on porkbarrel projects contracted out to friends and family, I want a record of every aspect of your communications so I can use it against you to expose those crooked dealings.

    Not bloody likely, I’m afraid. Not as long as we let elected officials make their own rules.

  • Anonymous

    The guy is arrogant, unstable, dishonest and has a tough time when caught in a lie. Knowing that he is going to have to try to not make an ass of himself on camera, he becomes a blowhard (again) and thusly proves his detractors correct. The poor guy and his fans, it seems, aren’t smart enough to realize that he proved the point for the other team. I am looking forward to the end of his term so that we can stop making national news with idiocy.

  • Anonymous

    The video of LePage citing his tracker at the beginning of today’s swearing in ceremony for Maine’s new senators:

    http://www.dirigoblue.com/2012/12/video-maine-governor-paul-lepage-swears-in-126th-legislatures-senate/

  • Anonymous

    “A handful of fellow Republicans criticized LePage for bringing his
    dispute with a Democratic Party tracker to the Legislature’s inaugural
    ceremonies.”

    Snowe and Collins RINOs maybe, but not Republicans, for LePage is right. If we were to assign the title “Most like the Apostle” for LePage it would be Peter, to Baldacci it would be Judas Iscariot.

    • Anonymous

      Offensive partisan drivel.

  • Briney

    “I think it’s vulgar, I think it’s vicious, and I think it’s vile to me and my family,” he said. “I say that to you, for the lack of respect that the office of the governor of the state of Maine is receiving…”

    Governor (?) you said a mouthful. Think about what you said. Then look how it covers everything you’ve done during your two bitter years playing at governor. Think about how you’ve done nothing but snap, slash and cut into Maine people, and everyone else, from the president on down.

    You summed up your reign of terror, explicitly.

  • Anonymous

    The leadership in this state has made us the laughing joke of the Country. Good god politicians, get real or get out.
    The common people of this state are sick of all you. Both parties are in a battle to destroy each other at the expense of the entire state. Stand up on your own two feet, open your mouth and stand up against the rebel rousers who can’t let go of there own personal agenda. Yes, even out gov. needs a serious back room talking about being the way he is.
    Please, as a retired, hard working Mainer, make us proud. Treat us all like humans.
    Please, stop the internal bickering and back stabbing. Go to work and Get-er-Done!

    • Anonymous

      Actually, Paul LePage is a very dedicated man to his family and to Maine. Maine is not the laughing joke of our country. Actually, the Gov. has been applauded many times for his hard work ethics and his work at cutting costs.

      • Riiiiiiiiiiight!

        • Anonymous

          Seeing only what you want does not create an entire picture.

          • The only applause I hear for Paul LePage is the sound of one hand clapping. He’s lame, and a lame duck. Pity we all have to suffer his temper tantrums for another 2 years.

          • Anonymous

            Empty words mean nothing. Empty words have no value.

          • Guest

            “Certainly there is much negative thought put into angry little comments here. Shows lack of education.What’s your point?”
            ————–
            As the words you just typed have no meaning.
            You don’t like people showing their disdain for the most loathsome character Maine ever put into office.
            You protest too much! Defending him is futile. Defending him at this point is utterly ridiculous due to his boorish behaviors and words that have been dipped in poison.

          • Anonymous

            You have a choice. If you can’t stand the heat, then get out of the fire. Don’t read the News or watch it. That should work for you.

      • Anonymous

        “Paul LePage is a very dedicated man to his family”

        Ya – tell that to the wife and kids he left in Canada the day he got forgiven for his draft dodge.

  • Anonymous

    LePage has lied multiple times saying he did not say things that he in fact did say.

    So, what to do about that?

    The tracker is a fact checker tool that this Governor earned all on his own because he won’t own things he’s said.

  • Anonymous

    The Democratic Party, instead of spending money on a bunch of perverts with cameras, how about donating the money to a food pantry in Maine

    • Anonymous

      A conservative that cares about poor people, how refreshing.

      • Anonymous

        How many black people/African-Americans work in the offices of any Maine Democrat US or State congressmen you want to chose? Try zero.

        • Anonymous

          How many black people/African-Americans work in the offices of any Maine Republicans US or State congressmen you want to chose? Try zero.

          SO WHAT”S YOUR POINT?????

  • Sandpiper

    Getting a little pushy ain’t they?

  • Anonymous

    When Americans complain about the increased scrutiny that we are all subjected to, including searches of our person if we take a trip on a plane, or random searches of our luggage, there is always someone in authority that will remark that if you have nothing to hide, the close scrutiny should not be a problem. Apparently this is only true when you are not the governor of the great state of Maine.

  • Scott Harriman

    “I’m very distinguished. I’ve been honored to have a private paparazzi paid for by the Democratic Party,”

    You mean paparazzo or paparazza.

    Paparazzi is a plural noun.

  • the dems are not doing anything wrong its not their fault lepage is a baby and knows he is screwing Maine and he doesn’t want the real him to be filmed well its time he grows up he wanted to be governor of our state its time he act like an adult and not a coward. We have a right to see what the worthless garbage is doing. If he was doing things right and not being a fake he wouldn’t be so upset. He needs to get over himself hopefully he doesn’t get voted in again he is useless

  • Anonymous

    “I think it’s vulgar, I think it’s vicious, and I think it’s vile to me and my family,” he said. “I say that to you, for the lack of respect that the office of the governor of the state of Maine is receiving.”
    —-
    Gov. LePage, you just called the U.S. and state constitutions “vulgar” and “vile.” That’s because such filming is protected speech of the highest form. What you do in public is a reflection on the residents of this state, and regardless of who is doing the recording, we the people have a right to know what you’re doing on our behalf. It is you who has no respect for those you serve. And you serve not only your family and Republicans, but Democrats and everyone else as well.

  • trisailer

    What should we expect from a governor elected by angry extremist and funded by plutocrats.

    The best we can hope for is that the legislature will take up the slack and get stuff done.

    We can’t underestimate his strategy of distraction. The governor has advisers pulling the strings who are still focused on a unbalanced approach to solving the states problems. It is important that the R’s and D’s work together and produce balanced, effective policy.

  • Anonymous

    Paulie LeBUFFOON LePage is a very DISTURBED individual. What is wrong with this person’s head? First, he needs to get it through his very thick head that the elected officials have NOTHING AT ALL to do with the tracker. That is done through the party office. Second, HIS party ALSO hires trackers. It is entirely commonplace. In 2010, the REPUBLICAN tracker stood just feet away from Libby Mitchell at about every moment of the campaign. He is a public official and must expect that he will be recorded. Why should he care if he is recorded? He doesn’t care what he says in public anyway. And to bring this up in this way at the swearing-in ceremony? He sounds like a WHINING BRAT CHILD who WHINES LIKE A BABY when he has to face some of his own medicine because it is HE who is VILE, VISCIOUS, and CONSTANTLY DISRESPECTFUL to others such as the vast majority of us who care about labor history, the NAACP, women, students, teachers, and many others. This man is a DISGRACE, and I say KEEP ON RECORDING HIM. And 2014 can’t come soon enough. We are going to say BYE BYE to this BUFFOON is a BIG WAY !

  • Anonymous

    “LePage said before swearing in the new Senate, joking that the party should have hired a Mainer — rather than someone from Massachusetts — for the job.”

    So that’s why LePage paid an out of state company to make the first “Open for Business Sign?” And let’s conveniently forget the foibles of the Maine GOP who has repeatedly hired trackers to follow rivals in order to collect “gotcha” sosund bites. Anyone familiar with a fellow named Andrew Breitbart? So it’s okay for the GOP to pull this stuff, but not for anyone else? Got it, the GOP is above the rules.

  • Anonymous

    Arrest the “Stalker”. That’s legal. Anyone with that sort of vile intrest in following a person around belongs in jail.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t he wonderful! Our famously genuine governor is an anathema to the likes of trust-fund wastrel Alfond, whose recent acquisition of the Senate podium points towards a future of uninspiring duplicity. Of course, liberal enablers will seek any message in a storm to obfuscate the real agenda of “Hope and Change” in their quest to implement socialist policies.

  • Anonymous

    I do not blame the Governor. This amounts to nothing but harassment and is childish at best. We should expect more from our elected officials. These people need to grow up, treat each other with respect and get on with the buisness that they were elected to do!

  • Anonymous

    Harvell and Black revealed themselves as RINOs! Support your Governor! Rah rah LePage!

  • Anonymous

    the gov. is a public figure being filmed at public events. what is the problem? gov. lepage it seems just doesn’t like having to be careful what he says in these days of instant fact-checks and communications. so gov. lepage (or any other gov’t offical, r, d, or i), next time you go spouting some bs nonsense, just remember two things: the phrase “citation needed,” and the fact that you will be held accountable for what you say. i can understand how someone who lies for a living would be quaking in their boots over such a prospect.

  • Anonymous

    LePage must be taking a poetry class. Who else would whine in such an alliterative manner: vulgar, vile, vicious. By the way gov, if you haven’t figured it out yet, there are very few people in this state who give a fig about what you have to say. Do you think that a tracker showing up at public events is showing as much disrespect for the office of the governor as you have shown with your lunatic rants and raves? Oops, forgot. You don’t think. The people have right to know what you are up to before your handlers get a chance to sugar-coat your message. Don’t you remember your campaign promise of the most transparent administration in the history of this state? The only thing transparent about your administration is that it is afraid of the light. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen..

  • Anonymous

    Funny how the dems are digging up anything they can to attack the governor.Yet the liberal media is spinning it that Mr Lepage is attacking them.Nice way to start there libs.This petty crap is just what sent them packing in 10 and it will cost them again.Maybe he should invite three or four conservative journalists in the blaine house to campaign for his agenda.It seems to be the way the squatter in the white house works.Heard yesterday george soros had a puppet show in the west wing.

  • Lazerus Phoenix

    Just when you think the Maine Dims can’t sink any lower, the prove their IS something lower than pond scum!

    It’s going to be so much fun when a Dim hold the office again and the Republicans get to stalk him!!!

    • Guest

      What does your post prove? That you are quite capable of name calling and nasty behavior that reflects the same ill mannered behavior of your glorious leader…..

  • mebiz

    It is impossible to know what really happens anymore, what is the truth, due to the bias of the press. The press spins the report to fit their agenda, and the liberals of this state pounce on anyone who doesn’t share their view, the true facts be damned! It would be nice to know if Gov. Baldacci was followed in the same manner as Gov. LePage is? The news is not the news it is propaganda and apparently people just don’t care about truth anymore.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Governor Lepage,
    :Please do yourself and the rest of us citizens of Maine a favor. GROW UP!!!

  • Anonymous

    ” for the lack of respect that the office of the governor of the state of Maine is receiving.”

    I wish Gov. Kiss My Butt had had respect for the state of Maine on the numerous times he has made Maine a national laughing stock by saying something mean or stupid.

  • Anonymous

    Governor, You reap what you sow. Your utter disrespect for the office of the President of the United States (“You can tell the president to kiss my butt”) is far more vulgar, vicious and vile than someone filming a public persona at a public meeting. Shut up and grow up!

  • Anonymous

    The Governor’s office should have their own photographer to videotape those following him. Security, you know.

    • Anonymous

      The Governor’s office should have their own photographer so Paul LePage can order him to turn OFF the camera when he doesn’t want to be filmed.

      Get your head out of the sand sunshine!

  • As an armchair phychologist, I would say this behavior (whining, blaming others) stems directly from difficulties LePage experienced in childhood; probably at school. As I understand it he did not speak English well as a young child. This would have left him open for all manner of bullying.

    I am not dismissing his behavior. I am just saying that there is, more than likely childhood trauma involved. Unfortunately, many children who are abused, tormented and bullied, grow up to continue the cycle. He should really work on that.

    • Anonymous

      And some children, learning from their child hood difficulties, become kind, thoughtful, intelligent, caring adults. One has choices about how one will use one’s experiences. Mr. LePage has chosen unwisely.

  • Guest

    Apparently he’s afraid of being caught in action and what he might be caught saying.

  • Anonymous

    I love how the democrats talk about whining like the Repubs are the only side that does it. Considering they were doing their share of whining, and still are, about Lepage’s daughter and that mural, they should probably tone it down at bit

    It becoming abundantly clear to me that the politics in this state is not about helping the citizens of this state, but more about trying to win at all costs. If one size loses, the whining goes on for years. For the side that wins, the “ha ha you lost, get over it” goes on for years. Its never about voting for the best person, its about sticking to party lines and accomplishes nothing. Get rid of political parties and the state will be better off.

  • Anonymous

    What has he got to hide?

  • Briney

    Finally, we’ve found the only thistle that makes him whistle – a video camera.

    Roll ’em and keep ’em rollin’. The best footage comes when Le Page threatens to take the Videographer outside. Remember? Just like the time he threatened to punch out an MPBN reporter? Wasn’t long after that he tried to put the screws to MPBN on their funding.

    During his final two illustrious years in Augusta, clips of his outbursts, his wailing, and threats, should make Comedy Central, and MSNBC’s talk hosts. They’ll also scuttle his plans for a re-run, or, anyone else from his inglorious GOP-TEA Inc., who runs for the Blaine House.

    Time for the next governor to launch his or her campaign.

  • Anonymous

    Respect must be earned, Mr. LePage.

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