Sunday, July 23, 2017

Maine Governor (and mini-Trump) Paul LePage's expensive taste exposed

Don't miss this piece in the Portland (Maine) Press Herald on the recent spending habits of Governor Paul LePage and his entourage, particularly in DC.

With his imprudent and loose-lipped communication style, I have often thought of LePage as a little Trump, a Trump wannabe, or a Trump minion in any event.  Indeed, LePage was in Washington, DC, for meetings with the Trump administration.  Turns out, LePage is also fond of Trump's International Hotel in DC.  Those are pricey digs for public servants in a state in perennial financial straits.  I'm glad to see the state newspaper digging into this story.  

Meanwhile, Susan Collins (R) in the U.S. Senate looks as sensible and pragmatic as ever--and at least pays lip service to rural Maine.

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