Finally. A Republican with some kahunas.
Gov. Paul LePage tells the radicals at the NAACP to “Kiss my butt.”
The Bangor Daily News reported:
Speaking to reporters Friday morning, LePage was asked to respond to suggestions from NAACP members and others that his decision not to attend ceremonies honoring Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. were part of a negative pattern.
“Tell them to kiss my butt,” LePage said with a large smile, according to video by WCSH6. He then added: “If they want play the race card, come to dinner and my son will talk to them,” a reference to his adopted son, Devon Raymond, who is black.
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Dan Demeritt, LePage’s spokesman, had said the Republican governor was unable to attend an NAACP dinner honoring King in Portland on Sunday because of personal commitments and an NAACP breakfast in Orono on Monday because he plans to attend the funeral for a former state trooper.
he newly sworn-in Gov. Paul LePage, surrounded by friends and family, waves at the crowd Wednesday after his inauguration at the Augusta Civic Center. Behind the governor is his daughter, Lauren LePage. From top, counter-clockwise are Sec. of State-elect Charlie Summers; Speaker of the House Robert Nutting, R-Oakland; LePageâs sons Devon Raymond and Paul LePage Jr.; Former Gov. Angus King; and Former Gov. John McKernan. The woman in front of LePage is unidentified. (Morning Sentinel Andy Molloy)