A local award-winning reporter, yesterday, released the first chapter of his new book, As Maine Went, the story of Maine under Gov. Paul LePage.
It’s a mix of scary, bizarre and hilarious, with LePage’s staff trying, in profound discomfort, to reel him back to reality while he keeps meeting with [the state’s local “Sovereign Citizen” movement], buys into various of their conspiracy theories, has a sheriff look into some of their demands and finally has his legal staff draft an opinion on the group’s theory that the Democratic leaders of the state legislature should be arrested and executed.
Admittedly the big guv has met with this 'Sovereign Citizen' group on multiple occasions, he claims he only listened, he never said 'execute' or 'hang' when discussing Senate Pres. Justin Alfond and House Speaker Mark Eves.
He also first denied the meetings, then reneged on that when the proof showed up in the proverbial pudding in the form of a recording of a local radio talk show that preceded one of these meetings. Nothing untoward there however, Lepage has forgotten a lot of things he's done or said in these four short years.
Maddow got a hold of the gossip.
The office is all atwitter this morning. Some are convinced this is Lepage's death knell. I'm not so sure it won't boost him in the polls, temporarily anyways. I don't like the timing of the book release. It's too much publicity.
Also my local new paper went pay-to-read today.