A disgusting example

As a Republican, I am appalled. It truly amazes me that after being given a wonderful opportunity to prove to the people of Maine that the Republican Party represents honesty and integrity, they would choose an individual as House speaker who admitted that he bilked the state of Maine out of nearly a million dollars while head of a pharmacy in Oakland.

What a disgusting example of a trustworthy and honest individual.

I suspect the Republican hold in Augusta will be short lived if they choose people such as Robert Nutting to lead them. May God help us if this is what they represent.

Moe Bolduc, Auburn

Editor's note: In 2003, Nutting closed his Oakland pharmacy after a Department of Health and Human Services investigation concluded Nutting's company had over-billed Medicaid more than $637,477. He has since signed a repayment plan with DHHS to settle the debt.

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 's picture

I DON'T HATE...

...You or anyone Joe, er, Voisine. I'm a registered Independent who, if I had to pick a party would be a Libertarian. I was simply pointing out that both of the major parties THINK they are right and infallible. Both major parties have some things right and some things wrong. In my mind.) And that both major parties are fully capable of stretching and twisting the truth to their own ends as well as out-and-out bold face lying. I forgive you your rant. That's what is nice about the blogs. We all get to blow off steam so we can be civil in public.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Careful what you wish for,

Careful what you wish for, friend. You just might get it.

 's picture

Sorry voisine, but comparing

Sorry voisine, but comparing LePage's $191 on an error made a decade earlier to over $500,000 never paid back is hardly the same thing. Comments like that only ruin your credibility.

Everyone knows the LePage thing is partisan hackery, this is serious stuff. He may have agreed to pay it, but the KJ reports he filed for bankruptcy and never paid it, nor does he have to.

RONALD RIML's picture

Sorry, Sandra - a Thief is a Thief....

the only question is if they're the 'guttersnipe' variety, or if they really did have big aspirations....

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

How many nights in jail do

How many nights in jail do you think Charlie Rangel will spend?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Nice that you're able to

Nice that you're able to divine everything that goes on in people's heads. And, yet, here you are in L/A Maine wasting your time on second rate daily blogs when, instead, you could hit the road and make a fortune reading people's minds. Such a waste of talent. Want proof?
1. "He won't get elected Speaker, either". PREDICTION
2. "and he stole far less than Nutting did". MIND READING
3. "yet you support that thief". MIND READING
4"if Rangel had an "R" after his name, you'd complain he was being railroaded." MIND READING.

See what I mean? You have a rare talent for the occult. Your are to be admired and revered. The parrot is blushing with jubilation for you.

Andrew MacIsaac's picture

Why have you addressed this rant at me?

I'm not even a Republican. I was simply pointing out that different groups have varying definitions of stealing. I too am disappointed by the selection of Nutting.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Can't be too tough an act to

Can't be too tough an act to follow after the 30 year donkey show.

Rodney Winslow  SR.'s picture

I agree

This would have been a great chance for the Republicans but now it will be nothing but distrust. To the people that voted for him I thank you. I have supported gov. elct Paul Lepage and I voted strictly Republican and you people do this? What were you thinking?

 's picture

The problem with these

The problem with these politicians be they Democrats or Republicans, in Disgusta or in Washington. They are one snake with two heads. On one end of the snake is the head of a Jackass, on the other the head of an Elephant.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

It's the cheeseburger or

It's the cheeseburger or hamburger deal; it all smells the same.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Hard to find any when all

Hard to find any when all we're stuck with is donkeys and elephants.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

But, Moe, it was an honest

But, Moe, it was an honest mistake. Just ask Charlie Rangel and Tim Geithner. They know all about stuff like that.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

One might wish to ask Mr.

One might wish to ask Mr. Nutting that question.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

WTP

WTP

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

ROTFLMAO.... I posted a

ROTFLMAO....
I posted a reminder to myself yesterday to "wash the parrot", and three people disagreed with it. GIDDYUP!!!

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Tried that; he eats it, which

Tried that; he eats it, which causes him to regurgitate.

RONALD RIML's picture

He might be a thief....

but he's been embraced by the House Republicans as 'Their' Thief!!!

ANTHONY NAZAR's picture

...and of course

it will be Obama's fault. Or Hillary's. Or Bill's. Or the "liberal" media. Just more of the usual Republican victimhood distraction. Sha Na Na's Charlie Brown is going to be the theme song for 2012's Republican National Convention

Nutting's med error isn't all that unusual and should licenses be pulled for one infraction, we'd have only a couple of pharmacists to work the whole state. That is why ANY change in the color or shape of your refill should be questioned. The pharmacy should tell you if they've changed generic brands, but if they don't, you can go to RX.com and use it to check the number imprinted on a tablet. Seriously - NEVER assume a pharmacist, doctor or nurse is infallible. They are humans and humans make errors.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Actually, yellowdog, I was

Actually, yellowdog, I was thinking it might be Bush's fault. Everything else is, but of course, it all depends on what your definition of is, is.

ANTHONY NAZAR's picture

The Republicans have been

The Republicans have been demonizing the Decider in Chief these past few months, so blaming Bush might be another possibility. I did forget Pelosi, Reid, both Pingrees and a partridge in a pear tree in my first reaction to Mr. Nutting's non-mea culpa.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

With all due respect,

With all due respect, wdtv...your criticize the whole scene, but here YOU are right here with us. ??????

RONALD RIML's picture

Not being up for election - we can afford to be honest...

And in my case - brutally so. Which garners high negatives.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Disagree/Agree ratio of 1.28

Disagree/Agree ratio of 1.28 to be precise.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

By the way, you have a great

By the way, you have a great AGREE/DISAGREE ratio.....7.88 Phenomenal.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

I would not attack your

I would not attack your character and I am pleased that you took my post in the manner it was intended. However, I'm sure you're becoming aware that this is not a place for the thin of hide. A great deal of bashing goes on; some from aggressors, some from those who are merely trying to preserve their dignity by defending themselves. It's quite a place, though. Look at it this way. At least, while we're here, we're not hitting the porn sites, although in that regard I can only speak for myself and the parrot.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

How do you know the people on

How do you know the people on these sites aren't the 20+ thousand that are out of jobs, wdtv?

 's picture

Whereas stealing by progressives...

...is called what? Dirigo Health?

RONALD RIML's picture

Dirigo is 'Stealing' from the rich Insurance Companies....

Good!!!!

Andrew MacIsaac's picture

NEWS FLASH - Veritas Wrong Again!

No Veritas - the failing Dirigo Health is stealing from tax-payers and unpaid healthcare organizations all over the sate. But you knew that. You were just playing dumb, right?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Bingo!!! jabba

Bingo!!! jabba

 's picture

To add insult to injury, he

To add insult to injury, he (Nutting) is still licensed to engage in employment as a pharmacist. He was hired by Wallmart to work in their Waterville store filling prescriptions. They should have hired him as a janitor or greeter!

Mark Wrenn's picture

and...

Should he even be allowed to handle prescriptions? "AUGUSTA — A month before Republicans unofficially elected state Rep. Robert Nutting, R-Oakland, to be the next speaker of the House, a state agency disciplined the pharmacist for giving a customer the wrong medication."

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