Comments for: Angus King nervous but not intimidated as he starts meeting senators

Posted Dec. 23, 2012, at 6:24 a.m.

BRUNSWICK | Thirty down, 69 to go. Angus King has his work cut out for him. As you might expect, since his election to the U.S. Senate in November, King has been a busy guy. On Tuesday, the former two-term, independent governor of Maine was counting up the number …

Guidelines for posting on bangordailynews.com

The Bangor Daily News encourages comments about stories, but you must follow our terms of service.

  1. Keep it civil and stay on topic
  2. No vulgarity, racial slurs, name-calling or personal attacks.
  3. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked.
The primary rule here is pretty simple: Treat others with the same respect you'd want for yourself. Here are some guidelines (see more):

  • Anonymous

    Susan,

    Hanging out with Wind Scoundrel #1, with pictures of the Wind Turbine scam behind you will lose many votes . Many will work against you . Enjoy the “big time” for now, but many will want to move you back to “the county” after the next election, permanently.

    You are costing the state many jobs and working for higher electrical costs as a supporter of this scam in Maine.
    Wind turbines are disrupting lives from infra sound, adversely affecting the environment and reducing property values.
    I suggest you put a few hundred footer behind your camp on Cold Stream, and see how it works for you ,first hand.

  • Anonymous

    People should stop fixating on what companies our representatives have invested in. These are not secret smokescreens for some hidden agenda, all are a matter of public record. King had plenty of money before he decided to succeed Snowe, so the notion that he is seeking personal enrichment is ludicrous. Angus is a dedicated and capable public servant who will serve Maine well, which is why he was elected by a large majority.

    • Anonymous

      “….Since he decided to succeed Snowe..”? Boy that statement speaks volumes.

  • Anonymous

    Be sure to wash your hands, Susan.

  • Anonymous

    I think ole Angus will feel” intimidated once harry reid gets his claws into him.

  • rtk25301

    Since the House and Senate are at odds, judicial confirmations are one of two areas where a change in Senate rules can make a difference; meanwhile, woe is to the business which has a federal legal issue to be resolved. The second involves administrative appointments: the executive branch cannot attract the best talent when the Senate confirmation process keeps a productive patriotic citizen waiting in limbo for months or years (Do I stop taking new clients? Do I move my kids to a new school on the other side of the country?) while a single Senator commonly holds up confirmation over an issue unrelated to that prospective appointee. Meanwhile government has to muddle through without key personnel. Regardless of your party, this is a very bad situation for America.

    January 3, 2013 marks an unusual opportunity for the US Senate to improve filibuster rules which prevent uncontroversial executive and judicial nominations from moving forward. I hope Maine voters will urge Senator-elect King to support the effort to make the 113th Senate accountable for all its rules via a majority vote on January 3.

    • The Senate needs to put “filibuster” back into filibusters.

      • Is that the “discourse” in gov’t you progressives speak of? I though you hated it when the GOP did it. Just saying.

  • Anonymous

    He should be nervous, he’s going to get eaten alive!

    • Anonymous

      not likely, seeing who he will caucus with

  • Anonymous

    Heard he was going to Lowes to get a wheel barrel for the bribes he is about to receive.

  • Anonymous

    Heard he was going to Lowes to get a wheel barrel for the bribes he is about to receive.

  • FELT

    I saw LINCOLN last night. It was nothing like the promo’s—not that Daniel Day Lewis didn’t project Lincoln’s persona, but Tommy Lee Jones took the prize as a Senator who was a long standing advocate of ending slavery and slept with his Negro housekeeper every night.

    The film was about ‘sausage making’, and the bribery, machinations, and outright trickery it took Lincoln and his cronies to get the votes to pass the 13th Amendment.

    It reveals the power a President has to set the legislative agenda and manipulate the conditions which enable its passage—-appointee jobs for ‘lame duck’ Democrats—who BTW were supporters of Slavery, and outright bribes. to get those 20 votes for passage.

    Angus is now just a pawn in a much larger game; at a time when defense spending and social service/education/healthcare outlays so vital to Maine’s economy are on the chopping block.

    His final votes—-he can vote one way in Committee and then change it like Tom Allen did many times; must be tracked carefully. His influence over the Obama administration is limited and based on his endorsement of Presidential initiatives and public stances. He either delivers the vote or he doesn’t, and while the BDN may not keep track, the White House and
    Reid definitely will.

    • Anonymous

      Why would the newspapers keep a running track of the votes of those representing the people?

  • Sadly this is just what us constitutional republic patriots said would happen. King as Governor in Maine was a MASSIVE tax and spend, spend, spend Democrat not an Independent as he claims. Now I see why thousands of hard working Mainers are moving out of this state. Many others have lost their way and become blind to reality.

  • Ben Hutchins

    What in the world is that brass-looking thing in the background?

    • Anonymous

      It’s Wilhelm Reich’s Orgone machine… transported from Rangeley, Maine by Collins and Snow when they were deliberating Obama care tax increases and renewed deficit spending. Collins is instructing King in the more intricate and putative applications of the apparatus. Who can doubt that King will be a natural?

      • Ben Hutchins

        Now that that’s out of Quequeeg’s system, would anyone care to explain what that brass-looking thing in the background really is? It’s not a political question. Hard to grasp, I know, but keep trying.

  • Anonymous

    Plato aptly cautioned that citizens would be ruled by their inferiors when participation in politics is absconded by the general populace. Is it possible that the prescient philosopher had King in mind when he penned this thought?

  • Mert Wilson

    HE WILL BE IN THE GOOD OLD BOYS CLUB VERY SHORTLY, THEY ARE ALL THE SAME, GO WITH THE PROGRAM OR ELSE,

  • do these people ever travel in Western Maine? Is that photo of turbines what Collins wants for our Maine. ?? This WIND scam is too complicated for her???

Similar Articles