By King's definition anything is the middle. He is trying to position himself without defining what "The Middle" is.
Just another example in a long string of King's misrepresentations. King is a left wing environmentalist who believes that government is the solution not the problem. More government power will solve everything.
I think King has had a rude awakening, between the Twitter imposter, the Facebook postings that question his track record as Maine's former governor, and the public comments being made on internet sites. Then we have the Maine Wire stories, along with writers like Al Diamon, with a sharp memory and an even sharper pen. Somehow, I don't think King is experiencing quite the "triumphant return to public life" he might have anticipated.
Sites like AMG and The Maine Wire are good examples of how "We the People" now have the power of the Fourth Estate ourselves, and pretenders like King can no longer call the shots on public information. I suspect it's driving him nuts, and I wouldn't be at all surprised to hear he's making phone calls asking the Maine Wire to back off. People like King aren't used to being deprived of complete control over their image.
By now, he might be figuring out he can't get a free pass from everybody; not like those "Make-Media" puff pieces he's getting from the MTM. Maybe he should rethink his candidacy before the heat gets any more intense.
He can always plead "more time with family" before the Congressional investigation of Record Hill Wind really gets moving.
This one photo says it all. Between this and the Thanksgiving soirees with the Pingree/Sussmans, anyone who buys the "Independent" label is deluded.
Angus King and Eliot Cutler -- Grand Opening at the King Campaign Headquarters
Someone has started a Facebook page called "Vetting Angus King." Looks informative.
How appropriate; green balloons.
He thinks the color symbolizes "green energy," but in fact, I see it as "green currency."
Yes money from the taxpayer and citizens who cannot do without electricity.
Note that King does not tell anyone that his electicity project has been given monopoly and preferential status (more money for me)
Angus new name 'MMFM'.
I am old enough to remember when King and his trust fund hippie friends landed in Portland on Oak Street
at Tom Andrews gig called WE WHO CARE.
More to come.
Op-Ed: Maine’s wealthy elite profit from political connections
"The politically connected in business, media and government colluded to enrich themselves in ways that infuriated voters and taxpayers. In Maine a small number of powerful and rich people who can be named are at the center of this."
King, Gardiner, McCormick Pingree, Monks, Sussman
Don't forget Scarcelli.
Angus King wants Obama re-elected, approves of Obamacare, thinks Obamacare is constitutional -- and with no apparent shame calls himself "fiscally conservative."
Maine may give nation truly independent senator
11:00 PM, Apr. 14, 2012
CNN's John Avlon recently did a fascinating interview with King, who came across as a truly independent public servant, not someone mouthing partisan talking points or regurgitating right or left talk show host rants. Avlon offers this telling King quote on his website: "I'm too fiscally conservative for the Democrats and too socially liberal for the Republicans, like 75 percent of the American people."
Joe Gandelman has appeared on cable news show political panels and is Editor-in-Chief of The Moderate Voice. CNN's John Avlon named him as one of the top 25 Centrists Columnists and Commentators. He can be reached at
I wish the cheerleaders would include an honest look-back at King's record as Maine's governor, and his newer gigs taking the Federal loan dollars for wind-power boondoggles. He shouldn't be in any kind of elected office, ever again.
AP's U.S. Senate women voter story mentions female candidates in Maine, nationally, and some male GOP candidates. But no mention of the only Maine GOP woman candidate for U.S. Senate: Assistant Maine Senate Majority Leader Debra Plowman.
Maine voters seek female senator. Enter Angus King
Published April 16, 2012
BRUNSWICK, Maine – ...Angus King...has a woman problem. He's not one.
[S]tark political reality: For many Maine women, King is not...first choice.
Democrats are betting big on women in elections across the nation....
[H]e faces lingering disappointment from...voters who preferred...Chellie Pingree, who did not enter the contest.
Evidence of King's challenge is everywhere, even among...applause, balloons.., laughter at the headquarters-opening party....
"I wanted Chellie to run," 48-year-old...Democrat Tory Dietel Hopps, ...said....
Well someone had the guts to say it, and a newspaper had the guts to print it:
King is no prince
April 16, 2012 10:21 AM
To the Editor:
"... pathetic, archaic, passe “has been” Angus King is one of them.
If I gave you a week or even two, could you specifically list all the great and wonderful things he did for you when he was your governor?..Please, Angus, just go away!"
Alois S. Benya
Senate power struggle fuels Maine race
Intrigue over the allegiance of popular former governor
By Bobby Caina Calvan
April 19, 2012
King would pass a general Democratic litmus test: He is prochoice on abortion, supports gay marriage, backs President Obama’s health care law, and opposes GOP efforts to transform Medicare into a voucher program. Indeed, he has endorsed Obama for reelection.
But he insists that he has conservative values when it comes to fiscal responsibility. “I think you should have a ‘pay-as-you-go’ system,’’ he said.
King, "But he insists that he has conservative values when it comes to fiscal responsibility. “I think you should have a ‘pay-as-you-go’ system,’’ he said. LOL
The only thing he may be fiscally responsible on is spending his own money, he has no problem spending and taxing OPM
Angus King's campaign symbol should be a flip-flop with a bunch of holes.
I can see it now..the campaign adds..Angus did this XXXXXX...His democrat opponenet did the same....so whichd emocrat are you voting for? Sounds like a winning campaign strategy for the R candidate.
Is that a photo from the state police evidence locker?
Rumor has it the shoes represent the Maine state budget when King got through with his 8 years in Augusta. The tattered shreds should be evidence in a criminal trial - if only transgresses against Maine residents like King's were criminal. They should be.
Angus King appoints 9 for Senate campaign
The Associated Press
BRUNSWICK —... three independents, three Democrats and three Republicans across Maine to be statewide chairs on...campaign.
... independents .... Cutler, state Sen. Richard Woodbury and....Sherry Huber.
....Democrats ...former legislators Judy Paradis, Mike Saxl and Barbara Trafton.
... Republicans... Matt Jacobson and former lawmakers Sue Bell and Jim Libby.
The Independent Pretender Appoints his Magic Cabinet
"... Republicans... Matt Jacobson and former lawmakers Sue Bell and Jim Libby."
No surprises there.
I don't know of Bell; but I'm scratching Jacobson and Libby off any list I had that they were on.
Both were candidates for Governor. I'm disgusted, and happy that neither got anywhere, given this report.
Jacobson is a VIP at a defense related contractor on BNAS; maybe he's laying some early pipe for pink pork slime delivery.
The infatuation with King continues here on AMG. Is it fueled by jealousy, envy or a notion that only those posting here know the "truth" and out of a sense of self-rightousness and duty to make sure the "truth" is told within this echo chamber? There are 3 sides to every story...
What is most telling is the number of comments posted about King outnumber, by far, all the threads and comments about all other candidates combined. Other than making the poster feel good, empowered, whatever, nobody is being converted here.
Well which infatuations would be more exceptable.
Let's see only those for Ron Paul
Only those for Courtney
Only those for 2nd amendment
Only those (fill in the blanks)
From Jim Cyr's other thread:
Angus King appoints his chairs; Pretense rules the day
Jim Cyr wrote:
Who is Sue Bell??
I think that people like Libby, Jacobsen, Katz and Flood are destroying the party.
An infatuation with any is acceptable. I just think it is interesting that Angus generates so much ink here on AMG. Is it fear, loathing or both? As both parties redouble their efforts to cleanse their parties of the ideologically diverse, they only alienate a greater portion of thinking people who, heavens forbid, do not live by the strict guidelines of issue purity (e.g. no pro-choice Repubs and no anti-gay marriage Dems).
Sue Bell is a former Republican state representative from Aroostook County.
I would have to say the infatuation actually comes from the Sussman press and their inability to state the facts about Angus. Anyone who thinks Angus is a moderate is not paying attention.
Issue purity? What about principles?
And what's so Golf Delta wonderful about 'bi-partisanship?'