We have a governor that only a third of the voting constituency supported, which is a very small percentage of the population in Maine. And now, we are stuck with a crass, abrasive individual as our governor. One who speaks, in public, like a teenager. One who doesn't have the guts to attend debates. I am mortified that this man is our governor and that the nation will look askance at our great state. I beg that his abhorent behavior does not reflect on those of us who knnow right from wrong and are committed to the good of all.
So sad that we are all in a position to vote AGAINST rather tha FOR someone.... Can't we do better?
Classy and intelligent response. The man is a disgrace.
Seriously, how can anyone justify voting for this man when he doesn't have the guts to stand and debate his opponents? Is this leadship? Is this what Maine needs? How can he effect change if he is unwilling to face a challenge?
Be afraid Mainers.... Be very, very afraid.
Why should we vote republican? Why not vote for the right person? Why not actually take some time to really think through the issues, make educated choices and exercise our righhts as thinking comitted Americans. It's not abot the parties, it's about the issues. Many of the issues would resolve themselves if people would take the time to EDUCATE themselves........................
This is yellow journalism at its finest hour. Sun Journal, you should be ashamed of yourself for such misleading reporting. A first grader is not a sexual predator but rather a poor victim of some horrible event. You can sell papers without lying.
Every time you limit when and where people can smoke, you are making their addiction worse. Their existing guilt, shame and low self-esteem is a vicious cycle which reinforces their need to smoke. As a substance abuse counselor, I know that creating acceptance and promoting individual desire to change is paramount to helping the success of the addict.
"Political do-gooders" perpetuate the problem by trying to legislate medical treatment and to earn the votes of their constituency. We don't pass laws to punish people with diabetes or cerebral palsy or cancer.
We have learned that the "just say no" policy has not been succesful in treating drug addiction. Nicotine is a drug and smoking outside does not harm others. Lobbyists for tobacco and greedy politicians make for a very potent, ineffective solution.
Shame on the Androscoggin group for publishing such a mis-informed and harmful policy