It Was a Very Safe Derisive Comment
Two days ago, I wrote a post titled “You Get What You Pay For Even When You’re Thinking Outside the Box: An Addendum to Brian Mitchell’s Post on an ‘Innovative’ Pricing Strategy from Maine” [http://academeblog.org/2016/01/06/you-get-what-you-pay-for-even-when-youre-thinking-outside-the-box-an-addendum-to-brian-mitchells-post-on-an-innovative-pricing-strategy-from-maine/].
The post closed:
“With more specific reference to what is occurring in Maine, a state cannot hope to sustain a system of public colleges and universities when state policy is being determined by wingnuts like Paul LePage.”
I could not have anticipated that little more than a day later, LePage would not only confirm that he is a wingnut, but in the process demonstrate that he is also a racist and a very inarticulate one at that.
Here is an account written for CNN by Gregory Krieg [http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/07/politics/paul-lepage-maine-heroin/]:
“Less than 48 hours after using racially-charged language to explain his state’s drug epidemic, Maine Gov. Paul LePage at a Friday news conference…
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