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View Diary: Governor LePage's State of the State - pissing on Mainers and calling it "Right to Work" (16 comments)

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  •  lepage still belongs in a straight jacket (4+ / 0-)

    i don't really understand why the voters have not petitioned to remove this idiot from government.  how do you keep someone who engine is operating on only one cylinder? and people wonder what is wrong with our country?

    •  What we need is to have runoff elections (5+ / 0-)

      if a candidate does not win more than a certain percentage of the vote. LePage was elected by 37.4% of votes cast in a multiple candidate election.

      Until last year the Legislature was controlled by Republicans so there was no hope for removing LePage from office even if charges were filled.

      Article V, Section 12
      Shall enforce the laws. The Governor shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

      Article IX, Section 5
      Removal by impeachment or address. Every person holding any civil office under this State, may be removed by impeachment, for misdemeanor in office; and every person holding any office, may be removed by the Governor on the address of both branches of the Legislature. But before such address shall pass either House, the causes of removal shall be stated and entered on the journal of the House in which it originated, and a copy thereof served on the person in office, that the person may be admitted to a hearing in that person's own defense.

      Now he's up for re-election and that is our best bet of getting rid of him.

      There is something in us that refuses to be regarded as less than human. We are created for freedom - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

      by Onomastic on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 01:29:27 PM PST

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    •  Believe me (4+ / 0-)

      We would if we could.  Maine does not have a recall provision.

      Best option is to elect Mike Michaud as our next governor.

      The opposite of "good" is "good intention" - Kurt Tucholsky

      by DowneastDem on Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 02:36:44 PM PST

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