Bob and Brian, no one is arguing that the economy's not in rough shape...but this grant is part of an economic development bond package that was authorized two years ago by the voters, and therefore it has to be released eventually. Delaying it, as LePage has arbitrarily chosen to do, only jeopardizes the matching funds the town of Norway has already obtained and throws a monkey wrench into a $1.1 million construction project that was slated to go out to bid within the next couple of weeks, providing local jobs now and paying off in the future in a revitalized downtown.
So now the argument is that Obama had an advantage in getting elected because he is black? Or, according to the letter-writer's logic, because he PRETENDS to be black? Seriously?
As far as I'm concerned, this ridiculous issue of the President's birth certificate can go on for as long as the birthers want...it can't be anything but good for the Democratic party to have so many members of the Republican party indulging in what amounts to so much crazy talk.
One of the most well-written, carefully considered letters I have read about the wind power controversy. Thank you, Karen.