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Maine governor offers crude metaphor involving Vaseline
Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2013 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 06/22/2013 10:46:08 PM PDT by neverdem

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) on Thursday went after a Democratic state senator by using a vulgar metaphor involving lubricant.

LePage told reporters that state Sen. Troy Jackson “claims to be for the people, but he’s the first one to give it to the people without providing Vaseline.”

LePage then walked away, later returning to explain his comment.

“That comment is not politically correct,” he said. “But we gotta understand who this man is. This man is a bad person. He doesn’t only have no brains; he has a black heart.”

(Full audio can be found here, starting at about the 2:25 mark.)....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: maine; paullepage; petroleumpatrol; troyjackson

1 posted on 06/22/2013 10:46:09 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: snowrip; ROCKLOBSTER; Cboldt; mirkwood; M-cubed; Chickensoup; Madame Dufarge; Kenny Bunk; ...

Bully for LePage!


2 posted on 06/22/2013 10:51:04 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem
LePage told reporters that state Sen. Troy Jackson “claims to be for the people, but he’s the first one to give it to the people without providing Vaseline.”

LePage should have added:

"What's worse - he mandates that the people buy the Vaseline, claiming its a tax a la Obamacare ..."

3 posted on 06/22/2013 10:51:12 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

With hat tip to Red Buttons, “And we never get a dinnah”.


4 posted on 06/22/2013 10:52:35 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: neverdem

That audio link didn’t work, but this one does: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ely-hqmgBu0


5 posted on 06/22/2013 11:00:41 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: neverdem

Bravo! The time has long passed to take the gloves off.


6 posted on 06/22/2013 11:09:46 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: cynwoody

I love Maine


7 posted on 06/22/2013 11:13:49 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: neverdem


Sen. Troy Jackson



I'm sorry, but some people just look like shiftless weasels.
8 posted on 06/22/2013 11:14:15 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: neverdem

The state that is.
Maine has a lot of probs.
The Coast is realllly beautiful (i’m going next week).
Go 20 miles inland and over 50 percent of the people are on welfare.


9 posted on 06/22/2013 11:16:59 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: SpaceBar

Nice rug


10 posted on 06/22/2013 11:17:26 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: neverdem

Washington Post goes to the ends of the earth to report a Republican who admitted to being politically incorrect, but it doesn’t bother to follow what a national media celebrity like Bill Maher said about Trig Palin which was not politically incorrect but an expression of hate speech if there ever was an expression of hate speech.


11 posted on 06/22/2013 11:21:29 PM PDT by metafugitive
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To: neverdem

I love this guy, LePage.
The scumbag liberal Democrat Maine newsrooms will go after him relentlessly, thereby playing right into his hands. This is not a man who apologizes or grovels before the scumbag newsrooms, believe me. People will continue to see a man of clarity and unwavering principles, and they will re-elect him in a landslide.


12 posted on 06/22/2013 11:25:24 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: neverdem

He’s a great governor trying to fix the wefare state that Maine has become, but, sad to say, he’s going to get voted out in the next election cause that’s the Maine way.


13 posted on 06/22/2013 11:26:29 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: SpaceBar

He has the haircut, all that is missing is the little mustache


14 posted on 06/22/2013 11:29:53 PM PDT by Figment
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To: neverdem
Why does a Republican have to apologize for telling the truth? The tax paying American public is getting screwed without Vaseline, a reach around or a wet kiss afterwards.
15 posted on 06/22/2013 11:31:12 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (This conservative believes in a smaller government and NO EPA.)
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To: neverdem

LePage and his mom would regularly get their butts pounded by his abusive alchoholic father.
if i remember correctly his dad threw him down a flight of stairs then gave him a quarter to keep his mouth shut.
LePage then he ran away and lived on his own from the age of 11 and on, always holding on to that quarter.


16 posted on 06/22/2013 11:33:46 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: cynwoody

Thanks for the extra link, but I don’t understand. I copied the source code. The link worked at the WaPo source and at my post on the forum. It was an absolute link. Do you have any explanation, e.g. operating system, ISP, etc.?


17 posted on 06/22/2013 11:54:02 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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Jackson gave the Democratic response to the governor’s promised veto of the biennial budget, which was delivered Thursday during a State House rally.

“If I get a little upset with Troy Jackson, who sits up in Aroostook County and does nothing for Maine people, look, this man this year tried to take my pension away, tried to sell the Blaine House, then he realized he didn’t own it, that’s the kind of guy he is. Let’s get beyond that and bring me someone that really wants to talk,” LePage said. “People like Troy Jackson, they ought to go back into the woods and cut trees and let someone with a brain come down here and do some good work.”


18 posted on 06/22/2013 11:54:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: neverdem

Since pols think B.O.H.I.C.A is in vogue, the least they can do is supply the Vaseline.

Maybe if he had called it Petroleum Jelly there would be no problem.


19 posted on 06/23/2013 12:16:42 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Inside every 'older' man there is a 'younger' man wondering "WTF happened")
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To: neverdem
Thanks for the extra link, but I don’t understand. I copied the source code. The link worked at the WaPo source and at my post on the forum. It was an absolute link. Do you have any explanation, e.g. operating system, ISP, etc.?

Probably just my impatience. I clicked. It didn't respond. So, I googled for "LePage Jackson" and found (and posted) the Youtube link.

YouTube has its problems, but, in my experience, it generally works better than the various proprietary solutions adopted by major media outlets. And the commercials, if any, are more interesting and more easily bypassed.

20 posted on 06/23/2013 12:22:10 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: neverdem

Then you got Snowe and the other ditz...


21 posted on 06/23/2013 12:30:49 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: cynwoody

Thanks for the reply.


22 posted on 06/23/2013 12:34:17 AM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem

and here i thought this was another senator raging about the IRS


23 posted on 06/23/2013 1:07:12 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: neverdem

Irony? Seems like in the 1940s, we kids used a little bottle of LePage’s glue, which would do the opposite of Vaseline.

I know it’s not pertinent to the subject, but when you get old thoughts like that just pop into the head.


24 posted on 06/23/2013 1:47:44 AM PDT by octex
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To: LongWayHome

Governor LaPage has a good chance to be re-elected.
It may very well be a three way race again. Independent Lloyd Cutler is almost certain to run and of course the Democrats will run a candidate as well.


25 posted on 06/23/2013 2:25:02 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: neverdem

So the Rats are trying to make this into some kind of scandal??? They say far worse about our folks (i.e. Sarah Palin) every day.


26 posted on 06/23/2013 3:13:03 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Figment

Looks like a toup to me.


27 posted on 06/23/2013 3:16:13 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: smokingfrog

“someone with a brain come down here and do some good work.”

How confidently arrogant of you to suggest that liberals for one have a brain and then to suggest they do good work with it.


28 posted on 06/23/2013 3:16:18 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: neverdem
I love Governor LePage, the best thing that's happened to Maine in years!

Unfortunately, the commies who infest the state have had the long knives out for him from the beginning.

His first term, the governorship and the legislature became Republican for the first time in about 40 years.

Since then, the legislature's flipped back into the commies' hands.

One brief flash of light, now back to entitlement dystopia, what a tragedy.

29 posted on 06/23/2013 3:37:15 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: neverdem

Or from Full Metal Jacket: “...and not even have the common courtesy to give him a reach around.”


30 posted on 06/23/2013 4:01:46 AM PDT by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: mowowie
Not as nice as this one:


31 posted on 06/23/2013 4:24:23 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: neverdem

Did LePage have a fued with Easy E, as well?


32 posted on 06/23/2013 4:25:43 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: LongWayHome
He’s a great governor trying to fix the wefare state that Maine has become, but, sad to say, he’s going to get voted out in the next election cause that’s the Maine way.

Are you from Maine? Here in MA, Howie Carr gives us periodic updates about LePage on WRKO. LePage seems like a great guy. But Maine seems to be hopeless, like Massachusetts.

33 posted on 06/23/2013 4:30:51 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: SpaceBar

Dude, stay away from Velcro Ceilings....


34 posted on 06/23/2013 4:47:28 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: taildragger

I have had Troy Jackson in my boat for the day. Liked the guy. When he’s not in the Senate he is sitting on his “skiddah” and cutting trees up in northern Maine. No doubt there has been some pretty colorful language shared by the two men. The hair is real and the guy is more comfortable in Carhartt or Dickies than Brooks Brothers. Politically he and I do not agree but IMO if there have to be Democrats in the legislature I’d take him over most


35 posted on 06/23/2013 5:50:12 AM PDT by hawgwalker
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To: hawgwalker

fair enough thanks, sounds like a honest Dem, we need more of them....


36 posted on 06/23/2013 5:52:04 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: SpaceBar

You think he looks funny...you ought to hear him talk.


37 posted on 06/23/2013 7:40:35 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks neverdem.
That comment is not politically correct, but we gotta understand who this man is. This man is a bad person. He doesn’t only have no brains; he has a black heart.

38 posted on 06/23/2013 7:41:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: neverdem
Lots and lots of people in Maine use large quantities of Vaseline.Many live in Ogunquit (? spelling) but I'll wager that at least one or two of them are in the Maine State Legislature.
39 posted on 06/23/2013 8:41:29 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

You mean like “Baby Huey”?


40 posted on 06/23/2013 9:30:38 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: SpaceBar

He looks a lot like Adolf H — no mustache and a bit plumper, but almost identical.


41 posted on 06/23/2013 10:12:39 AM PDT by expat2
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To: mowowie
20 miles inland and over 50 percent of the people are on welfare.

Back in ye olden days, pre-political correctness, our teacher told us, "Maine was the White Man's answer to Mississippi."

Ayuh, heah is wheah the poverty shoe pinches.

BTW, Jackson is as stupid as he looks, but he is smart enough to pick up on major Democrat word patterns. Wants more Somalis, More Latinos, More Votes for the likes'o'him.

42 posted on 06/23/2013 10:53:21 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ("Obama" The Movie. Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica." .)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Lol, nope....I’m stuck in MA with you.


43 posted on 06/23/2013 11:17:07 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Maine Mariner

I hope he can pull off a re-election, but the press is after him night & day up there.


44 posted on 06/23/2013 11:19:12 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: neverdem

“he has a black heart”

THAT’S RACIST!!!! /s;)


45 posted on 06/23/2013 11:49:59 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: mowowie

Paul LePage, Maine Governor, Tells Unemployed Welfare Recipients To ‘Get Off The Couch’ And Get A Job.


46 posted on 06/23/2013 5:11:01 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Lancey Howard
I know a couple liberal Mainers who will be voting for Lepage.
These are working class libs who did not vote for him the first time around. But Lepage has a straight forward message and these two are just tired of the BS.

I suspect Lepage will be reelected. Maine is in such disrepair its deeply frustrating.

47 posted on 06/23/2013 8:22:58 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: warsaw44

We have relatives in Maine and own a piece of a farmhouse near Auburn, so whenever we go up there I follow the local politics as much as I can. You could see LePage coming from a mile away. There is absolutely nothing wishy-washy about the man, yet the newsrooms there - - as well as my relatives - - couldn’t figure out if he was liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat.

I love to visit Maine. Where we go, the quiet is so thick you can cut it with a knife. Very comforting and relaxing. I am already looking forward to those big fat lobster rolls they sell in Freeport. You get $100 worth (in Pennsylvania) of fresh lobster meat for less than $10.


48 posted on 06/23/2013 8:41:45 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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