Comments posted on the Sun Journal’s story Saturday regarding Gov. Paul LePage’s comments directed to the NAACP were mixed. Below is a sample of support for the governor:
Give me a break! Gov. LePage isn't putting up with any group with special interests and, yes, the NAACP is a special interest group.
Can anyone explain to me why it matters if his son is a U.S. citizen or not? If you’re "offended" because the governor doesn't play every single politically correct card as he should in your eyes, than accept that everyone has a right to free speech no matter the office they hold.
We are the people who put others on pedestals. If you choose to put the governor on a pedestal with the expectation that he will fall off, than in your eyes that is exactly what will happen.
I, for one, agree with the governor. Good for you Gov. LePage for doing exactly what you told us you would do.
Chad Levasseur, Poland
I believe that past white governors attending these gatherings were doing so simply for political reasons only. While I agree Gov. LePage should use more proper language, I like the directness of his comments and fully believe the NAACP is nothing more than a lobby.
It is surely a different kind of politics in Maine. Maybe his will be effective, not like the last eight years.
Ed Enos, Denmark
I may not always agree with him, but any day of the week I'll take a politician who doesn't speak out of both sides of his mouth depending on which audience he's addressing.
At least we know where he stands even if it's not where you stand.
Steve Bulger, Strafford, N.H.
He speaks his mind. The NAACP invited him to visit black people in Maine prisons and he rejected that and said he would visit all Maine prisoners.
No comments about that from the NAACP.
Rebecca Greenlaw, Auburn
Good, finally have a governor who will not make me feel that I am a minority in Maine.
George McLean, Bath
I guess I don't see it. He talks the way the average guy talks to his buddies. He does not try to think about how to make things sound better.
If you guys don't like it you can kiss my butt also ...
Clem Bechard, Lewiston