14
Jan
11

Stupid Governor Tricks

So nice that the freshly minted governor in my neck of the woods, who only won because the Democrat and the Independent split the vote (and even so, he barely edged out the Independent candidate), continues to show diplomacy, sensitivity and…oh, hell, he’s got foot in mouth syndrome so bad he needs Dr. Scholl’s to chew instead of breath mints.

In a nutshell, Maine Gov. Paul LePage not only refused an invitation by the local NAACP to attend one of the two MLK Day events here, and earlier to take part in a visit to visit black prisoners and a debate/discussion during the campaign, but told them if they don’t like it, they can “kiss his butt.”

It’s one thing if you really are too busy, or if you think they’re just a special interest group (which isn’t entirely accurate for a description)…but you have to take the low road and be an asshole, instead of just saying, “I’ve got too many other things to do, but I will have someone from my office attend.” And then after basically indicating the governor’s office will not be represented, telling them in the not-quite-nicest possible terms to fuck the hell off.

My God, this man is going to make us look like idiots. I dread the next four years.

A couple stories (and even a video with one of them) about it, one of them national, unfortunately (hey, America, look how stupid our governor is. Yay!):

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=144438&catid=2

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/14/maine-governor-says-naacp-can-kiss-my-butt/

Advertisements


Deacon Blue is the blogging persona of editor and writer Jeffrey Bouley. The opinions of Jeff himself on this blog, and those expressed as Deacon Blue, in NO WAY should be construed as the opinions of anyone with whom he has worked, currently works, or will work with in the future. They are personal opinions and views, and are sometimes, frankly, expressed in more outrageous terms than I truly feel most days.

Jeff Bouley

_________

Jeff Bouley

To find out more about me professionally, click here. To find out more about me generally, click here.

_________

E-Mail

You can reach Deacon Blue/Jeff Bouley at deaconbluemail@gmail.com.

_________

LinkedIn

For my public profile, click here.

_________

Tales of the Whethermen

My superhero fiction blog, click here

_________

Raising the Goddess

My parenting blog, click here

Copyright Info and Images

For more about images used on this site, and copyrights regarding them, as well as usage/copyright information about my own writing as posted here, click here.

Deac Tweets

  • RT @Patrixmyth: On further thought, who am I tell anyone about their right to an opinion? Have your opinion. *I reserve right to judge you… 15 hours ago
  • RT @blackgirlinmain: Furthermore, what is this natural inclination tell POC about their reality? Grrrrrrr! 18 hours ago
  • RT @blackgirlinmain: IMO it's the part of white supremacy where white folks are conditioned to not fully see POC as their equals. So you to… 18 hours ago
  • RT @blackgirlinmain: I am in my mid 40's, I have never had a random Black or Brown person reach out and touch me, Truth, it's always, I mea… 18 hours ago
  • RT @blackgirlinmain: Today, I get a comment asking if a Black person had done this, would I have the same response. Um...Black people don't… 18 hours ago

Archives

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 836 other followers

January 2011
M T W T F S S
« Dec   Feb »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

%d bloggers like this: