Maine gov. uses lewd quip in interview
June 20th, 2013
06:15 PM ET
7 years ago

Maine gov. uses lewd quip in interview

(CNN) – Maine's Republican governor used a crude sexual reference to describe a Democratic state lawmaker Thursday.

The pair is currently in a standoff over new taxes included in the state's budget.

"Sen. Jackson claims to be for the people but he's the first one to give it to the people without providing Vaseline," Gov. Paul LePage told the television station WMTW, referring to state Sen. Troy Jackson.

Video of the remark showed the governor walking away before returning to further explain his remark.

"That comment is not politically correct but we've got to understand who this man is," he said. "This man is a bad person. He doesn't only have no brains, he has a black heart."

Speaking after LePage, Jackson told WMTW, "Stamping his feet and making these type of comments doesn't do anything to help the people of the State of Maine and I'm 44 years old and I understand that that's not the way that you do things if you're going to be an elected official."

Filed under: Maine • Paul LePage
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. A Kickin` Donkey

    So it is "the bad man`s" fault that you were unprofesional and unable to make a persuasive argument to the public regarding your position, ehh Gov`ner?

    June 20, 2013 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  2. Debbie

    It's one thing to speak your mind and quite another to speak without thinking.

    June 20, 2013 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  3. Pete

    Typical republicans no matter how they try masquerading as caring ,compassionate reps the hate,bigotted,racists comments come out showing their true side,the white racist trailer trash ones that have turned America,its people upside down..Proud republicans of your reps,I sure as hell wouldn't be knowing what they've done to this country since Pres.Obamas inaugeration and this incident just proves it!!

    June 20, 2013 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  4. Klink

    This is okay. He's a republican, and republicans are given a pass when they act like jack booted, brown shirted storm troopers. As a matter of fact, they are (at this point), considered candidates eligible for promotion. True Americans?

    June 20, 2013 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  5. MaryM

    Bye Bye, Gov. Paul LePage . You corruptions are being exposed.

    June 20, 2013 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  6. Getoverit

    OMG! Front page CNN news. Now we can all forget about Weiner.

    June 21, 2013 01:37 am at 1:37 am |
  7. Beefburger

    "...that's not the way that you do things if you're going to be an elected official." Why not?

    June 21, 2013 04:02 am at 4:02 am |
  8. W.G.

    LePage is a crook , how could the people of Main have ever voted for him . He´s ruining
    your lakes , your envoriment and your wallets . You people of Main deserve the misery
    you put on yourselves !! Next time vote democrat !!

    June 21, 2013 05:37 am at 5:37 am |
  9. Tony in Maine

    We are embarrassed by the crude bully who lives in our Governor's mansion. The Tea Partiers call him plain spoken. Most Mainers call him him a loudmouth who's style is more appropriate to a bar at 2AM.

    June 21, 2013 05:53 am at 5:53 am |