Because Maine governors serve for four years, Paul LePage is secure in the Blaine House until 2014.
LePage’s interview with a reporter in Vermont demonstrates he is, at best, a loose cannon. At worst . . . I guess I'll leave that to those better qualified to figure out what, if anything, is going on in his head.
So, Maine will have to endure two more years of being the nation's laughingstock. LePage will likely continue to create jaw-dropping headlines and provide fodder for late night television comics. Putting a positive spin on it, we share the embarrassment with New Jersey and Texas.
But, there is a way for Mainers to right the ship. It involves doing what, for some, has been unthinkable in their families since 1860 — voting Democratic.
Fingers won't fall off. The Democrats are no longer the party of the Confederacy and the Republicans are no longer the party of Lincoln. Voters can turn the Legislature blue and put the brakes on LePage and the Heritage Policy Foundation.
It's easy — in November, just vote for the candidate with the (D) beside his or her name, It's painless and, working together, we can stop Paul LePage's race back to the good old days of 1850 when men were men and everyone else knew their place.
Tony Nazar, Wilton