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  •  Followed the guy from a distance and was very... (9+ / 0-)

    pleased at his election to replace Olympia. Remembered when he was governah but again not a Mainer, meself. Think he was into energy conservation and other green opps.

    But the bottomline is he's got an "I" after his name and has for decades.

    •  He mixes progressivism with pro-business (6+ / 0-)

      stances, and a healthy respect for regulations of business and the environment. He was a very successful governor, popular even.

      He is, in fact, a former Democrat though you are right: he was an Independent when he was governor.

      Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

      by commonmass on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 11:18:25 AM PDT

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      •  Sad truth is, he will make more money in DC as a (2+ / 0-)
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        Republican:  Isn't that what it's all about when you go to DC?  You get into politics to get rich, and not legislate ethical policies for the good of the commons these days....

        Not surprised, but I feel very badly for all those that voted for this turd.

        “My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there." - Rumi

        by LamontCranston on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 11:33:07 AM PDT

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        •  I thought I was getting the real deal. (2+ / 0-)
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          I might have been wrong.

          I have a hard time with the ad hom, though, because I know the man and some of his family, and I happen to like him personally.

          Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.

          by commonmass on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 11:38:06 AM PDT

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          •  Time to change your opinion as I realize you.. (0+ / 0-)

            along with many others didn't realize the "pig in a poke" you voted for.

            I think this type of "Manchurian Candidate" candidate strategy might be witnessed more and more as time goes on.  These cretins will do anything to get the votes and the power to win.  They will say anything, and sometimes nothing, to fool the voting public.

            “My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there." - Rumi

            by LamontCranston on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 06:58:03 PM PDT

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