R. Lacombe: Those two need to go

For some people, apologizing after making derogatory statements, or after having treated someone with contempt, doesn't come easy.

I am referring to the president of the United States and the governor of Maine.

When Mitt Romney demanded an apology for comments made to lower his reputation, President Obama showed a lack of respect by refusing Romney's request.

I have always found Obama to be repugnant. Furthermore, he should apologize to the American people for bringing this country to a condition of near insolvency while so many suffered the pain of no job, no health insurance and so many mortgage foreclosures.

The light at the end of the tunnel will soon burn out because of his inability to do his job as president, especially foreign affairs (as in Afghanistan).

Closer to home, the people of Maine elected a governor who is obnoxious in nature, has a distasteful vocabulary, lacks diplomacy and other capabilities of being a governor. As long as LePage is governor, Maine will remain at the bottom of the barrel with residents crying for relief.

President Obama and Gov. LePage are both incapable of doing their respective jobs, but very capable of character assassination (Obama) and using his mouth rather than his brain in representing the state of Maine (LePage). Both are not sensible enough to apologize after offending people, although the governor will apologize if he is pressured enough.

Robert Lacombe, Sabattus

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This is just my opinion but when politicians are in the middle of a campaign it is OK for them to point out deficits and mistakes that they perceive in their opponents. I think that is pretty standard for campaigning and I have not noticed that one side is any more insulting than the other. In the Romney campaign there were racist remarks and outright lies flying around all over the place that nobody apologized for either. However, that being said, once the election is over it should be over. Politicians should concern themselves with the business of running the government for the good of the people in the district that elected them and save the campaign sludge for the next campaign.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

One walks into an empty room

One walks into an empty room and gets into an argument. The other walks into an empty room and remains the most unqualified person in the room.

RONALD RIML's picture

How did it feel?????

Pray, tell us....

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

You were there; which one

You were there; which one were you?

RONALD RIML's picture

My split-personality would have to argue about that one.....


PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Acceptable as long as the

Acceptable as long as the room's empty.
Three of my kids are Geminis....you want to talk about split personalities.

RONALD RIML's picture

I could tell you some horror stories.....

Genetic roulette through adoption - But grandchildren are God's method of 'Payback' ;)

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Hahaha...You got that

Hahaha...You got that right.
No one will "stiff" you like a grandchild.

AL PELLETIER's picture

Where were you in 2007-2008?

Our country was a disaster. Two wars, bank failures, auto industry collapsed, housing market dried up, unemployment was the highest since the great depression and on and on.
Did Bush ever apologize for getting us involved in a war with Iraq based on false information about WMD's?
And your pissed off at Obama for not not giving Romney and apology? Amazing.
But you did get it right about Lepage.

Hurrying to our national demise...

Obama is a bummer... And Bush was plain awful. The latest congresses wretched.

This country is staggering under a burden of bad leadership...

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

We're about to find out how

We're about to find out how tough or how vulnerable America really is. In the last 24 years we've had Clinton, Bush and obama in succession and look at us; down is up, up is down, wrong is right, black is white, sideways is forward.....but we're still here, and some of us even speak English.

RONALD RIML's picture

Those of us who don't live in "Little Canada"


PAUL ST JEAN's picture

If you're suggesting that is

If you're suggesting that is where I live, you have much to learn. I live in this town, I'm not from it.

RONALD RIML's picture

We all have our crosses to bear.........

Though I seriously didn't place you down on Lincoln St.......

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Truth be told I spend far

Truth be told I spend far more time on Lincoln St. than you would ever imagine. 0O:-)
I moved to Lewiston in '75. It was a far better place then than now.

RONALD RIML's picture

You beat me by 18 years.

I moved there in '93. I couldn't go in the 'Social Clubs' with a Germanic Name. I kept tellin' them my grand-mère was a Benoit.....

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Understood. Can't say I've

Can't say I've ever darkened the doorway of one of those clubs, although there aren't nearly as many of them as there were prior to the "cleaning up" of Lisbon St. Now, it has similarities to Little Mogadishu.

RONALD RIML's picture

Damn, must be hard to sleep at night with those Choppers......


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