Maine’s Republican Governor Goes On Racist Tirade
Maine Governor Paul LePage is without doubt the shallowest of the state executives in office at this time. I realize that is making quite a statement given the pool from which to select from. There is just an endless supply of embarrassment when it comes to LePage’s words and actions. This weekend was no different as shown by his statements at the state Republican Convention.
Maine’s Republican governor says it’s hard to understand workers “from Bulgaria” and workers from India are “the worst ones.”
The governor said Saturday that foreign workers are being used in restaurants after he criticized a referendum proposal to raise Maine’s minimum wage to $12. He says he’s disappointed his alternative proposal to hike the wage to $10 didn’t get traction.
He described Indians as “lovely people but you’ve got to have an interpreter.”
LePage is known for making controversial remarks. In this case, he was chuckling as he spoke at the state party convention. He joked that his wife is going to get a job as a waitress for supplemental income.