The Maine NAACP has not been feeling the love from the new LePage Administration since the Tea Party- backed governor was elected in November. Numerous requests for meetings have been denied, and one of LePage’s first official acts was an order allowing state officials to question the immigration status of people in the Pine Tree State.
While at a function for a local Chamber of Commerce, the governor explained to a reporter that he was too busy to meet with the NAACP, who he describes as a “special interest” group, and that they can “kiss my butt.”
Governor LePage intends to run the State of Maine like a business, and has issued an order that state departments must notify him when they speak with the press and when they communicate with state legislators.
Perhaps this governor needs to step outside of his echo Chamber.