It’s hard to believe that Paul LePage is Governor of a State in America…

The other day, Gov. Paul LePage (R) of Maine said that the Internal Revenue Service was not far from the Gestapo, the Nazi secret police. Really said it. In public.

Perhaps he’s got a distorted sense of humor…how could anyone think he really believes what he said?

Then he attempted to clarify his comment, but added to the controversy instead. His quote:

“What I am trying to say is the Holocaust was a horrific crime against humanity and, frankly, I would never want to see that repeated. Maybe the IRS is not quite as bad — yet.”

A reporter asked LePage if the IRS was headed in that direction, and he said it was.

When asked if he thought the IRS was going to kill a lot of people like the Nazis, LePage said:


When do gubernatorial elections come up again in Maine? This guy has really got to go. In one small set of statements he has offended Americans, Maine voters and Jews everywhere…and he doesn’t even know it.

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Posted on July 13, 2012, in Education, ethics, event, government, Health Care, Holocaust, Legal, Lies, News, Opinion, Politics, quote, Racism, radio, Religion, Taxes, Television, vote, Warning, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. As a Maine resident and native Mainer who retired here after decades away, I’m truly embarrassed by this clown. He’s nothing but a blowhard, non-intellectual, bully who only got the office because the DEMS ran a nice enough, but rather quiet lady. As 61% DID NOT vote for him initially, he never was very popular. If the TPA/gop hadn’t backed him Elliot Cutler, the INDY who also ran and was barely beaten. Vote recounting and absentee ballots pushed LePage over Cutler.

    This really shows me that Maine’s ‘highest vote getter wins’ should be altered to needing 51% and if necessary a runoff election..

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