LePage announces spelling-challenged coalition

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Mark Hamper
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LePage announces spelling-challenged coalition

The crack campaign of Paul LePage announced today that it will have endorsements from a small gang of legislators.

In keeping with the strength of their efforts so far, Team LePage couldn't even figure out how to spell 'Governor' in the headline:

Republican Legislators to Endorse LePage as Maine’s next Govenor

ATTN: Reporters and News Photographers
For Immediate Release: May 24, 2010
For More Information Contact: Press Secretary Mike Hersey at (207) 692-6865
Republican Legislators to Endorse LePage as Maine’s next Govenor
Augusta - At 10:00 AM this Tuesday May 25th, a large group of elected Republican Legislators from the Maine House of Representatives will step forward to announce their endorsement of Paul LePage as Maine’s next Governor.

Representing Districts throughout the State of Maine, these Legislators join others in urging the voters to support a Republican who can win in November.

LePage, the three-term Mayor of Waterville has won wide praise for reducing Waterville’s taxes, while increasing services, and improving the city’s debt rating and rainy day savings fund.

LePage is also recognized as a proven jobs creator. As the lead executive of Mardens Stores he has created over 1,000 jobs in Maine without stimulus, debt or bankruptcies.

WHO:
Representative Paul T. Davis, Sr. Former Maine State Senate Minority leader (R-Sangerville),
Representative Susan M. W. Austin (R-Gray), Representative Bernard L. A. Ayotte (R-Caswell), Representative Dale J. Crafts (R-Lisbon),
Representative Dean A. Cray (R-Palmyra),
Representative Kenneth C. Fletcher (R-Winslow),
Representative Jeffery Allen Gifford (R-Lincoln), Representative Peter B. Johnson (R-Greenville), Representative Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (R-Lee), Representative Robert W. Nutting (R-Oakland), Representative Wesley E. Richardson (R-Warren), Representative Douglas A. Thomas (R-Ripley),
Representative David Cotta (R-China),

Also joining the group will be FORMER Senator Lois Snowe-Mello (R-Poland) Candidate for the Senate
WHERE: State of Maine: State House Complex, 230 State Street Augusta, ME
WHEN: Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 10:00 AM
The news availability is open to members of the media, campaign staff and invited guests. It will take place on the Front steps of the State House Complex in good weather.

FXSTC
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Another victim of public

Another victim of public skoolz. Blame Bush.

Cicero
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This reminds me of his

This reminds me of his botched announcement. Very poorly run campaign.

Agatha
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Knot reddy for prim tim.

Knot reddy for prim tim.

Andrew Ian Dodge
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Rushed press releases can be

Rushed press releases can be really bad for your reputation.

Publius V. Publicola
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Rushed press releases....and

Rushed press releases....and a former senator who compared animal welfare officers to the Gestapo can hurt your reputation.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_8028/is_20070918/ai_n44683685/

Fred Prince
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LePages team has been pulling

LePages team has been pulling boners like this since they showed up 6 hours early for the Penobscot caucus and ended up leaving before it started.
Or how about the accidental campaign announcement by the now-fired press guy?

Mills Web Geek
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This reminds me of a job I

This reminds me of a job I had 20 years ago at a company that sold IBM clone computers. They printed 5,000 copies of their 30-page quarterly catalog with the line "We Know Comupters" on the cover in 30pt font.

Doug Thomas
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There are a lot of negative

There are a lot of negative things I could say about some of our Republican Candidates, but I want to our party win this November no matter who the nominee is.

Am I to conclude some Republicans here on AMG want a Democrat in the Blaine House if their guy doesn't win the primary?

oradba101
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Based upon his experience in

Based upon his experience in both the public and private sector, does anyone think that LePage could not do the job? Please explain.

Roger Ek
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As in Massachusetts, New

As in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Kentucky and Hawaii, the Republican wing of the Republican Party has generated enthusiasm once again in this Blue state. Those who are comfortable with the status quo are upset about it.

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You know what Roger, I take

You know what Roger, I take exception to that statement. I know a lot of republicans who are excited and working hard for their candidates and not for 'status quo'. Just because a republican is working for a candidate other than Paul Lepage, it does not mean they are in favor of 'status quo'. The republicans have fielded a tremendous group of candidates. With one exception, I believe a majority of us would agree a majority of the time with most of those candidates. Your continuance to fire shots across the bows of those who don't support Lepage is tiring, revealing, and often juvenile. Lepage, like ALL the candidates, has shortcomings as well as strengths.

Bob Stone
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This LePage supporter will

This LePage supporter will focus on the managerial competency of Paul. Given the fiscal storm that is closing in, Paul is the man I'd like in office.

Let the others snipe away. If they look hard enough for trouble, they'll find it. The voters will speak soon.

Bullseye
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Your insinuation that

Your insinuation that everyone on the support list for Paul is spelling challenged I find
absurd.

Your goal of smearing the candidate by way of his supporters has left you with
more than egg on your face IMHO.

If humble is within your grasp, then apologize promptly.

charlie neville
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Spelling is pretty far down

Spelling is pretty far down the list of attributes I look for in a possible future governor, woodman. His current position indicates leadership abilities which is far more important.

charlie

Mike G
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is woodman a SEIU member?

is woodman a SEIU member?

Beth O'Connor
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My, my. Its seems to me that

My, my. Its seems to me that the anti-LePage sector is grasping at straws to discredit anything at all asscoiated with the LePage campaign getting their little knickers in a twist over the slightest misstep...spelling??? Jeez, you would think plagerism and theft would raise a higher level of concern.
I recall a friend of my youth saying "it isn't if your liked, it is if your know." Keep up the good work putting the LePage name out there...the more people that hear it and see it, the more will connect with his positive message.

MMan
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Even though I'm an Abbott guy

Even though I'm an Abbott guy I agree with Bob. Should LePage win the primary I would be a very enthusiastic supporter of him this fall because of what he has shown in Waterville and his personal life. These minor campaign bloopers come & go and are easily forgoten.

Besides, mispellings in a press release isn't in the same league as what some other campaigns have done (Les '"Copy & Paste" Otten).

I just think Abbott's campaign is the best suited to take our common message to the Maine voter this fall. Plus I really like him as a person. Just my personal opinion.

Agatha
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This LePage supporter will

This LePage supporter will focus on the managerial competency of Paul.

This voter will focus on the unkind rumors LePage himself has spread about one of his competitors, Mr. Beardsley. Not a show of good character.

Bullseye
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Agatha; Where is the list?

Agatha;

Where is the list?

FXSTC
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Govenor We drop the letta r

Govenor

We drop the letta r all of the time around heah.....

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Will that list of

Will that list of Representatives and Senators support the Republican Nominee if it's not their guy, or will they say "I won't support someone who is not as Republican as I am"??? That's the list of the ultra conservatives in the legislature isn't it?

Also, for clarification, a couple rules in addition to spelling that I've noticed...
to, two, too
I am going TO the park.
Give me TWO shots and TWO beers..
I like that guy TOO.

your and you're

YOUR mom is so cool.
YOU'RE the tops.

A lot of young people are using "your" instead of "you're" because they're not being taught the difference in Maine schools. It's a sign of the times and the lowering of standards.

The missused "there", "their" and "they're" shows the same lowering of standards in our schools.
THERE you go again.
It's THEIR ball they can take it if they want to.
THEY'RE always looking for trouble.

Simple rules fall by the wayside first. Kids texting has a lot to do with it too. (there's that too again)

Mike Lange
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I found two typos on a school

I found two typos on a school district Web site contact information page. Does that mean everyone who works there is incompetent?

Average Joe
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Mike, some would draw

Mike, some would draw precisely that conclusion.

While spelling may not be high on the list of gubernatorial qualifications, bad spelling (and grammar) does reflect poorly on the campaign. In an election where 42% of the electorate don't even know who's running, you can bet that decisions are going to be made on a less-than-rational basis.

So excuse it all you will, such a gaffe does have a negative effect on the outcome, like it or not.

(Note the correct usage of "affect" vs. "effect")

Roger Ek
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SOS, We are indeed in

SOS,
We are indeed in distress and it's spelled "representative", but not many care any more.

Average Joe
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I'm sure ...---... is

I'm sure ...---... is embarassed beyond belief but, then again, he didn't write that as part of a widespread public notice for publication.

Dolley Madison
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"Spelling is pretty far down

"Spelling is pretty far down the list of attributes I look for in a possible future governor..."

Same here...but I fully expect a man who runs the state to be able to find appropriate...capable people to do each and every job...and it is apparent that he cannot manage to do that with jobs in his campaign...

That is cause for concern...

"I found two typos on a school district Web site contact information page. Does that mean everyone who works there is incompetent?"

No...that means that management is not very good at finding people who do a good job to do the job...What kind of first impression does a school district...a school district!...put forward with those errors? And what does it say about the hiring practices...and understanding of a department's strengths and weaknesses...that the manager has not yet noticed the weakness and done something to make up for that weakness...like maybe having someone proofread things...?

Vic Berardelli
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Blame it on Spellcheck.

Blame it on Spellcheck. Writers do not proofread any more. Although this was a misspelling and should have been caught by Spellcheck.

Worse is when Spellcheck passes over a properly spelled word but the word is not the correct word. Some years ago when I was a newspaper editor, I got a corporate news release which meant to use the word "shift" but the f was missing! I caught it but wondered how many publications pasted the release and missed it! I called the p.r. person who was humbled when it was brought to her attention.

Broadcast ads should be reviewed by the local client if they're produced by out-of-state agencies. For weeks, I got rankled hearing an ad on Bangor radio for a health care firm which said it served "Washington, Hancock and PAWN-ob-scot counties..." Ain't from around here, are yah?

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You can just feel the energy

You can just feel the energy from this crew. It's too bad Wilford Brimley couldn't make it.

lepage-endrose.jpg

Vic Berardelli
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Nice catch, Ed. Seeing Doug

Nice catch, Ed. Seeing Doug Thomas as the youngest person in the photo is frightening! A campaign operative should have discreetly balanced the group demographically. That photo reminds me of the time only a couple of years ago my wife and I went to a concert by a 60's icon and looked around the audience to realize that we were the youngest couple there!

Naran
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Cheap shots get us nowhere. I

Cheap shots get us nowhere. I couldn't care less about LePage's spelling gaffe.

In addition, I would take the folks pictured above on a desert island over any crew of teens. Boundless energy isn't everything. SMARTS and common sense can go a lot further.

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