Maine Gov. Paul LePage recently falsely stated that horror author Stephen King doesn't live in Maine or pay taxes during a weekly radio address
"Remember who introduced the income tax here in Maine," [LePage] said. "Today, former governor Ken Curtis lives in Florida where there is no income tax. Stephen King and Roxanne Quimby have moved away as well."
Stephen King fired back in a response to radio station The Pulse AM 620, which he owns
“Governor LePage is full of the stuff that makes the grass grow green,” King said. “Tabby (King’s wife, Tabitha) and I pay every cent of our Maine state income taxes, and are glad to do it. We feel, as Governor LePage apparently does not, that much is owed from those to whom much has been given. We see our taxes as a way of paying back the state that has given us so much. State taxes pay for state services. There’s just no way around it. Governor LePage needs to remember there ain’t no free lunch.”
Gov. LePage corrected his weekly radio address, and his administration deleted reference to King. But King took to Twitter to let people know that wasn't enough.
I couldn't help but laugh at this response from one of King's Twitter followers:
Turns out King has never been a fan of Gov. LePage. In the past, he called him a "stone brain."
King’s comments about LePage extend his history of quips about the Republican governor. In March of 2011, King described LePage as a “stone brain.” Earlier that same year, King, a Democrat, showed up at a rally in Sarasota to protest Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s budget cuts. He compared Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Scott and LePage to “Larry, Curly and Moe,” respectively.
I think I just became an even bigger fan of Stephen King.