Our bull-headed governor thought it necessary to hide art work that depicted the struggle and triumphs of many working class and child laborers during the Industrial Revolution and the women workers in WWII.
However, he is fine with a flashing TV screen in the State House Hall of Flags. Messages on the screen taunt Democrats in an attempt to force them to abandon thousands of uninsured people in Maine by refusing help from the Federal Government.
A large TV screen resembles a billboard. Remember this?
“I think that I shall never see – A bill board as lovely as a tree
In fact unless the billboards fall – I’ll never see a tree at all.”
Voters got rid of billboards several years ago; they were ugly.
In the May 24 edition of the Sun Journal, the editorial includes this:
“Part of the problem is that the governor and the Republican legislative press office have defined health care as welfare.
Mainers who are not able to afford medical care should just quit being lazy, get off their butts and earn more money.
The price of their “failure” could be steep, but the Republicans seem willing to accept that uninsured Mainers could die of an undiagnosed cancer or be bankrupted by an extended illness.
We suspect Gov. LePage is beyond his rational argument stage, if he ever had one on this issue.
The man doesn’t compromise, doesn’t back up, doesn’t back down, doesn’t change course, is immune to new information, contemptuous of contrary views and comfortable with chaos and bitterness.”
I find that an excellent description of the man we are stuck with as governor.