August 21, 2019
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Comments for: Senate candidate Angus King looking for adventure on his Harley

  • Joseph Willingham

    I think this is great.  He’s certainly more of an “every man” than Mr. Summers.

    • Guest

      At the very least, he’s doing a great impersonation of one.

      • Anonymous

        Let’s find some really poor candidates who can’t even scratch out a basic living for themselves and their families-they should be able to fix Washington. Being wealthy does not disqualify someone from being a great leader-George Washington had his financial ups and downs , but he was basically a very well off upper crust person. He was without doubt our greatest President.

        • Anonymous

          no, that would be Abraham Lincoln–who started out much poorer than George but ended up a sucessful lawyer before running for president—Washington still holds the record for being the richest president–he started off upper middle class, married very well and ended up loaded, some say due to land speculation after the French and Indian war—-fact is nobody these days can affored to run for major public office unless they are at least reasonably well off.

          • Anonymous

            Have you read Ron Chernow’s fairly new biography on Washington? As a former history teacher I came away with a much different perspective than I had before. The Lincoln/Washington debate is a fun topic. I’ve never read that Washington was our richest President. I just finished the new bio on Robert Lincoln by Jason Emerson. Great book.

          • Anonymous

            Washington’s fortune was estimated at 525 million in today’s dollars. Jack Kennedy’s estate was estimated at more than 1 billion. It’s a tough comparison. Washington had numerous horses shot out from under him and Kennedy a PT boat. Both were fairly lucky individuals. Thanks for your comment…

        • Guest

          And I’m not claiming that King or anyone else who is well off cannot do good things in Washington. I’m just pointing out that all candidates play the same political games, regardless of party.

    • Guest

      Most “every man” doesn’t have a $60K bike and millions in the bank.

      •  Nor, as I mentioned above, a new $130K Mercedes RV from which to campaign.

      • Anonymous

        $60 K bike ? You are kidding right? I will sell you a used one like it for $30 K!

        • Anonymous

          Does it have training wheels, too?

      • Anonymous

        On what planet does Angus’s bike cost 60k? Do your research before you bloviate.

    • 22 Million worth and a custom $150,000
      benz doesn’t make you a real Joe, but it does show you how absolutely full of baloney the so called occupiers are… useful idiots the Troskites used to call them!

  • Old Bear

    Maybe he will ride across the pond England and stay there. This man did alot of damage to the state of maine taxpayers.

  • Anonymous

    I think  BLACK ANGUS BONE IN. RIBEYE STEAK …is great.

  • Anonymous

    If Angus is “everyman”, he needs to spread some of that cash around.  It hasn’t shown up in my account yet . . .

  • Anonymous

    Keep the shiney side up Angus!

  • Anonymous

    A V-Rod is a water cooled, twin cylinder motorcycle, made by the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Corporation.  

    Many would not call it a Harley Davidson Motorcycle – probably in the same context that King is being presented as an independent .   

    Technically both terms are correct, but hold little water after that.

  • Guest

    Us “every men” are too busy working a full time jobs. We can’t afford to buy expensive motorcycles and then drive them around the state on a weekday.

    • Let alone $130K Mercedes RV’s. Angus the King — Not the Common Man he pretends.
       
      ————————-

        http://www.dailybulldog.com/db/opinion/politics-other-mistakes-little-king/Little
      King – Al Diamon

       http://www.crashbarry.com/the_crash_report/angus_king_for_senate_no_thanksKing
      for Senate – No Thanks! – Crash Barry

      http://www.thebollard.com/bollard/?p=9913King
      and Me – the Bollard.- Crash Barry
      —————–
       
      When even liberal news people say “no thanks” to King,
      you know there’s truth to the history of his excessive spending and bad
      management of the state’s economy.

      • Anonymous

        This liberal says no thanks to King because he’s for Simpson/Bowles. He is a far cry from progressive.

  • Anonymous

    Must be nice to be so wealthy that you can spend your summer riding around looking for votes.

    • Anonymous

      Angus’s bike trip is no joy ride. It’s called “running for office” and it’s hard work. I tire of the phoney class warfare employed by sourpusses to cast candidates as unworthy if they are (choose one) Educated. Successful. In possession of a nice house, nice car, RV or other damning piece of evidence that somehow shows them unfit to serve. I wonder if Naran or others who criticize Governor King for what he has (and has earned) would be so quick to criticize candidates (like Romney, for example, whom she endorses) who have also done well and have some trophies to prove it.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if he will stop for photo ops in front of the the the Big Wind Scams that he lined his pocket with at the taxpayer and rater payers expense…I think not..FRAUD…

    • I wished they had a bleeping love button!  Amen!

  • Anonymous

    Pathetic attempt at an “everyman” narrative. 

  • Anonymous

    the old guy should steal from another state

  • Anonymous

    It’s okay to be rich–but to flaunt it is another story.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how the exhaust pipes sound on Agnus(sic) Harley? Gotta be straight and loud to be heard and get rid of that prissy helmet.

  • Anonymous

    More slavish reporting on heir apparent Angus King. 

    “With issues like the national debt, health care and the economy high on
    his priority list, King said he is under no illusions the role he will
    have or the daunting tasks facing the next Congress.”

    Some prompts:

    “Mr. King, what taxes will you raise and what programs will you cut to settle America’s national debt?”

    Related:  “Entitlement programs are the largest part of the national debt.  How would you reform these programs in order to save them for future generations.”

    “Mr. King, will you have supported or voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?  If there are any parts you disagree with, please explain.”

    “Mr. King, what economic policies will you champion to encourage America’s economic recovery?”

    C’mon BDN (sigh, sorry PPH, had a long day)

  • Judy Paradis, D from frenchville helps King out. It appear in the picture as if she is helping put on his coat. Just what this state needs, someone who can’t put on a coat without assistance. Oh, what a minute, that is just what the Dems are all about now. Big government to help people do every thing in thier lives. How long before leather coats will be banned by the likes of this “independent?”

  • Anonymous

    hope A. King keeps on cycling – right into the sunset.  Please fellow Mainers – vote for one of the candidates, be it Dem or GOP.  Don’t vote for an aged man who still can’t figure out which party his views line up with.  Don’t let King become the Ralph Nader of Maine and screw up a major election – again.  Other than going through power withdrawal, there is no logical reason for this recycled man to aspire to the Senate.  King is old enough to know better – I hope most Mainers are too. 

    • Joseph Willingham

      I don’t want someone from the same Coke or Pepsi party.  Why should have have to line up with either of them?  I’m old enough to know that we need someone other than the same old routine.

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