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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Out In Maine

Oct 7th, 2010

The Tea Party continues over in the state of Maine. Here's a great introduction to Paul LePage, their candidate for Governor, from Mother Jones:

"Put Paul LePage in front of a reporter for more than a few minutes, and there's a good chance that he'll totally freak out. At least that's been the experience of the Maine journalists who've been covering the unlikely GOP's gubernatorial candidate since his shocking primary upset in June. 

Two weeks ago, LePage lashed out at a reporter who asked whether his children unfairly received in-state tuition at Florida State University. "Let's stop the bullshit, and let's answer the questions the way they should be answered!" he snapped. The small-town mayor stormed out of another press conference—one that he himself had convened—after a reporter asked him about an illegal real-estate tax break that his wife received."

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