Less than a month in office without a fully appointed administration and the critics are after Gov. Paul LePage.
LePage was left with a big financial problem from decades of overspending and mismanagement of government resources.
From day one, he rolled up his sleeves and went to work.
Business as usual is over in Augusta.
I judge a man for what he does, not what he says. If he can do for Maine what he did for Waterville, I am willing to overlook his rough edges for the benefit of the state. To some, he may be rough around the edges, but his intent is for the people of Maine.
The new governor realizes the future of Maine is not to be the best welfare state, but to become the best state to do business in. That is where the state's future should be. LePage knows, as I do, that a society of more "wagon riders" than "pullers" cannot be sustained.
So, I say to his critics, suck it up and man up and let's work together to fix Maine's problems by lowering taxes and creating a state in which it is attractive to do business.
Mike Gendron, Sabattus