In case you missed it, the Portland Press Herald Editorial Board today highlighted the last week of Paul LePage campaign as a “not-so-gentle reminder” of how LePage’s “antics, anger and often fact-free approach to governing got in the way of helping people.”
The editorial pointed to LePage’s embarrassing dispute with the Maine Sportsmen’s Alliance after they gave Governor Janet Mills an “A” grade and a report from the Bangor Daily News that LePage denied Maine Marine Patrol from carrying lifesaving naloxone. It also underscored his failures on Medicaid expansion, the opioid crisis, and conservation, all of which have once again surfaced in the news in the last week. According to the editorial:
“LePage’s wrongheaded opposition kept initiatives important to the people of Maine from being put in place. His whims kept Mainers from getting the resources they had coming to them, and their communities from growing. LePage wants people to think he’s changed. After the last week or so, it’s not hard to see why.”
The editorial is just the latest acknowledgment from Maine media that despite LePage’s claims that he’s changed, he’s still the same old LePage. Earlier this month, the Maine Democratic Party launched SameOldLePage.com, highlighting all the ways in which Paul LePage hasn’t changed.