Monthly Archives: June 2013

Olympia Snowe Issues Statement

As I reported last evening, Olympia did indeed issue a statement regarding Gov LePage’s inflammatory statement regarding Sen. Troy Jackson late yesterday. According to the Portland Press Herald, here is, in part, what she said: “In a prepared statement Friday, Snowe called LePage’s remarks about Jackson ‘regrettable and inappropriate.’ She said the governor’s apology ‘was […]

Snowe & LePage Agree to Disagree

Sen. Olympia Snowe and Gov. Paul Lepage have much in common when it comes to their Lewiston/Auburn upbringing.Olympia was raised an orphan by her extended family. LePage fled the welfare system to live on the streets. He found the compassion of families lending a helping hand, including the Snowe family. I find it remarkable that […]

How LePage, Cutler and Michaud could each win

Phil: OK, Strim. For all intents and purposes, the field is set for governor next year. In the three corners of the ring we have Gov. Paul LePage, U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-2nd District, and attorney and independent Eliot Cutler. Shall we do a little handicapping? Ethan: Well, since Election Day is only 501 short […]

Commissioner or lobbyist?

The Maine Sunday Telegram and the Portland Press Herald are publishing a series of articles about Patricia Aho, Maine’s commissioner of Environmental Protection. In the article, reporter Colin Woodward lays out what he says is evidence that Aho is placing little priority to laws she — as a lobbyist for chemical corporations — tried to […]