Edgar Allen Beem Endorses Paul LePage for Governor

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Edgar Allen Beem Endorses Paul LePage for Governor

The Forecaster

[b]The Universal Notebook: Gov. LePage? Maybe it won't be so bad[/b]
By Edgar Allen Beem
Jul 26, 2010 10:50 am
Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him.

What we have in the race for governor is the most liberal Democrat, the most conservative Republican, a Democrat-turned-Independent positioning himself in the moderate middle, and a couple of guys wasting their own and other people’s money tilting at windmills.

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But maybe a LePage administration won’t be so bad. Lord knows Maine state government could use an overhaul.

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http://www.theforecaster.net/content/pnms-beem-072810

Wow, even Beem can’t stand Libby Mitchell. How did the dems nominate this woman?

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Dolley Madison
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"But maybe a LePage

"But maybe a LePage administration won’t be so bad. Lord knows Maine state government could use an overhaul."

Wowee...a ringing endorsement...I will have to rethink my position...

"If LePage restricts himself to fiscal restraint and doesn’t get nutty with Tea Party social issues, he may end up just being another James B. Longley."

Er...

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What a fool. The tea party

What a fool. The tea party movement is not interested in social issues and its vehemently so. Check out my groups core values. He has not clue what he is talking about, so not the best person to endorse LePage... oh wait.

ldwight
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I amy be wrong but the 'tea

I amy be wrong but the 'tea party' (if there is one) isn't concerned about 'social' issues, but personal issues.

Issues like 'gay marriage', 'abortion' and in fact religion are not issues that define those who have risen up to challenge government power in the past two or so years.

The Tea Party is about Personal Issues.

I haven't really condensed my thoughts well enough yet, but it really is all about stopping the government(s) from invading our personal lives and liberties.

Your thoughts?

Naran
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Sounds to me as if he doesn't

Sounds to me as if he doesn't like any of the candidates. More like "Edgar Allan Poe," if you ask me.

Andrew Ian Dodge
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IdWight: I think that sums it

IdWight: I think that sums it up pretty nicely.

Jim Cyr
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Dolly and Andrew, a sincere

Dolly and Andrew, a sincere query: you say you don't know who you will vote for, but since you seem to loathe the LePage candidacy, is it the honest truth that you are down to two potential candidates??

Average Joe
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Just two? Which two? I

Just two? Which two? I think there are a total of five running.

francisz
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A LePage win is job security

A LePage win is job security for Beem. Think he's mailing it in now? Just wait.

Give me ten minutes, and I could write the next year's worth of Beem articles under LePage: condescending mockery, complaint, mockery again, complaint, and some stuff about his girl's soccer team. Lacrosse, whatever.

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Wow, even Beem can’t stand

Wow, even Beem can’t stand Libby Mitchell. How did the dems nominate this woman?

For one as politically perspicacious as your own fair self, the question is surprising.

It was HER TURN, of course! 8->

Besides, that was anything but an endorsement. It was an analysis. And not the worst one I've seen from Beem.

Mark T. Cenci
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Well, it's not like LePage is

Well, it's not like LePage is some waitress who only knows what he hears from Glen Beck.

Roger Ek
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Andrew invites: "Check out my

Andrew invites:
"Check out my groups core values."

Andrew has a group?

Andrew Ian Dodge
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Actually there are five

Actually there are five candidates, three of whom could be and are attractive to the tea party minded. In case you hadn't noticed tea party movement people aren't all in lock step, no matter how much some people wish they were.

phoenix
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Beem appears to think

Beem appears to think Governor LePage will be all alone in Augusta. I'm hopeful of GOP gains in both the House and Senate.

Dolley Madison
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"...is it the honest truth

"...is it the honest truth that you are down to two potential candidates??"

Can you clarify your question...I dont know what youre trying to ask...but there are more than two candidates in the race...

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"Well, it's not like LePage

"Well, it's not like LePage is some waitress who only knows what he hears from Glen Beck."

LOL Mark Cenci!!!

AID, who are the 3 that are attractive to TP minded and why?
"Actually there are five candidates, three of whom could be and are attractive to the tea party minded. In case you hadn't noticed tea party movement people aren't all in lock step, no matter how much some people wish they were."

J. McKane
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AID - It is Mitchell and

AID - It is Mitchell and LePage. That is the race, like it or not. The only unenrolled with even an outside chance is Cutler and he ain't no Angus. He's not even a Barbara Merrill.

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I met Shawn Moody for the

I met Shawn Moody for the first time a few days ago, and he has an excellent grasp of the issues. He may not win the race, but he'll get more votes than the pollsters predict.

Andrew Ian Dodge
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Beth: Moody, Scott & LePage

Beth: Moody, Scott & LePage all have a certain amount of attractiveness to tea party members. The only ones who are not attractive in some way are the socialist Mitchell & Cutler the centrist old-school Democrat.

phoenix
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I'm TP and Moody sets off red

I'm TP and Moody sets off red flags; I've caught a sprinkling of big government protectionism in some of his comments. Scott does interest me, has answered my questions, and would have attracted me had LePage not declared his intention to seek the post. Which is not to say I know Scott's positions on any issues, nor care to discover them at this moment. I've enough things to do as it is. His web site is the best I've seen and not read. I mean, in terms of design and navigation. It's very professional, IMO.

Robert
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Moody sents off red flags I

Moody sents off red flags

I wonder how much taxpayer went into building a couple of his body shops?

Jim Cyr
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Dolley, you are correct (my

Dolley, you are correct (my bad): there are more than two other candidates. Which of the four others are you likely to vote for?
(I need to remember to keep remembering about Cutler and Moody..............there candidacies are naturally going to help us in the long run...)

Michelle Anderson
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I interviewed Kevin Scott on

I interviewed Kevin Scott on Thursday. I hope to have the podcast up sometime tomorrow.

Dan Billings
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Mike: I have seen Moody

Mike: I have seen Moody interviewed several times and have yet to see him say anything about issues.

I agree with phoenix on Moody. He goes out of his way to talk about the need for a social safety net and not making drastic cuts. No conservative there.

Mike Lange
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Maybe I caught him on a good

Maybe I caught him on a good day.

Beth O'Connor
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Thanks AID. After reading the

Thanks AID. After reading the articles your wrote I thought I would check out the competition, or those who will draw votes from LePage. I can understand the interest some may have in these two candidates, however, I am not convinced they either gentleman has the backbone or knowledge to deliver the changes that need to be made in how Maine Government operates. That being said, if they do peak the interest of individuals who truly believe in smaller government and our traditional American values and raise awareness in the populace then I would hope it would be viewed as a net gain for freedom. On the other hand I hope they don't get enough votes to send Libby to the Blaine House.

Andrew Ian Dodge
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Fair enough Beth and thank

Fair enough Beth and thank you for being diligent.

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