REPUBLICANS IN THE NEWS  2:17 pm March 31, 2011

Maine Governor Broke Law By Removing and Hiding Labor Mural

by Ken Layne

Paul LePage, America's greatest governor of rats.Teabagger-piglet Paul LePage, who somehow became governor of Maine this year despite winning just 38% of the vote, has been aggressively trying to destroy the public worker unions as per his instructions from the Tea Party (Koch Industries). Just to make sure everyone knew he was going to be an incredible jackass in this attack on the people of Maine, LePage decided the labor history mural in the state’s Department of Labor building was, well, labor oriented. And everybody (Koch Industries) knows that’s a very bad thing, for American workers to be fairly compensated for their labor. So portly wingnut Paul LePage had this 36-foot-long mural ripped out, and then he hid it in an “undisclosed location,” and now it turns out he illegally violated the terms of the contract with the mural’s artist.

According to the Bangor Daily News, artist Judy Taylor has a valid contract with the state for her work on the $60,000 mural — which was paid for with federal funds — and that the contract clearly says the mural cannot be moved without her notification and consent. Not only has it been removed, but LePage and his chickenshit tea party excuse for a governor’s office won’t tell anyone where they hid it! What are they, five years old?

If Paul LePage ever comes back from Florida, where he apparently actually lives, he is going to be sued by a Maine attorney representing the artist and the Maine Arts Commission. And, then, hopefully, he will quickly be driven from office and then mercilessly beaten and sealed for eternity in an extra-large septic tank. Meanwhile, Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquarella has expressed her “grave concerns” about the bullshit story LePage’s spokesturd told the press about some anonymous fax complaining about the mural, and that’s why LePage immediately spent state money to destroy a state artwork in the state’s Department of Labor building. In her letter distributed to the press, Pasquarella writes:

I was particularly surprised to read that you were influenced by an anonymous fax comparing the 11-panel mural to North Korean political propaganda, because the act of removing images commemorating Maine’s history itself conjures thoughts of rewriting history prevalent in totalitarian regimes.

Ha ha, burn. Or not, as that paragraph has too many big words for a dumbphuck like LePage to understand. (He only really understands the word “Koch.”) [Bangor Daily News]

 
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arihaya March 31, 2011 at 2:20 pm

you know who else like to remove "degenerate art"?

BloviateMe March 31, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Ellen DeGenerate?

Giveusabob March 31, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Nelson Rockefeller?

donner_froh March 31, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Norman Rockwell?

Lionel[redacted]Esq March 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Larry Flint?

baconzgood March 31, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Glenn Beck?

Hatrabbit March 31, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Archibald Heffenpheiffer III?

ManchuCandidate March 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Londo Mollari.

Monsieur_Grumpe March 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm

John Ashcroft?

Lionel[redacted]Esq March 31, 2011 at 2:48 pm

He just covers it up so he isn't forced to jack off to it.

Crank_Tango March 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm

didn't we do this bit last week? I had to check the date on this post cuz I thought it was old…

genxr March 31, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Thomas Kincaid?

Lionel[redacted]Esq March 31, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Since when has Thomas Kincaid have anything to do with art?

738838 March 31, 2011 at 9:25 pm

He is "The painter of Light". Phew!

DownFist Troll March 31, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Cardinal Ratzinger?

aguacatero March 31, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Mayor Rudy NounVerb911?

DemmeFatale March 31, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Ugh! Saw him at a Yankee spring training game. He's the ultimate downer for Yankee fans everywhere. (At least his leering dog-killer wife wasn't with him!)

Limeylizzie March 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I don't know anyone in NYC who liked him except for about 4 days in 2001.

mumbly_ジョジョ March 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Remember when he tried to suspend elections? Not extend term limits, mind you, which was the thing Bloomberg did that everyone said was douchey, but *suspend* elections.

nounverb911 March 31, 2011 at 5:00 pm

We really weren't too fond of him then either.

SorosBot March 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Pope Pius IV, who had another artist paint clothes over the figures in Michelangelo's Last Judgment?

Lionel[redacted]Esq March 31, 2011 at 8:00 pm

I first read that as the "Last Supper," and I was trying to imagine DaVinci's work, but with everyone nude.

krazyvladimir March 31, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Bristol's tatoo removal doctor ???

metamarcisf March 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Carrot Top?

GOPCrusher March 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm

End of thread

Hatrabbit March 31, 2011 at 3:40 pm

You know who else went around ending threads?

SorosBot March 31, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Atropos of the Three Fates?

crybabyboehner March 31, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Robert Mapplethorpe?

Lascauxcaveman March 31, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Definitely not Cleopatra, again.

Ever look at all those ancient Egypt paintings and mosaics and suchlike? It's, like, about 90% naked people. Those guys knew how kick back in the sun.

glamourdammerung March 31, 2011 at 6:17 pm

It is not fair to compare teabaggers to Nazis.

After all, a large portion of Nazis were combat veterans and also the Nazis had a clear foreign policy.

MinAgain March 31, 2011 at 7:14 pm

My dad. I have to cover up the nude in my living room whenever he comes to visit.

Lionel[redacted]Esq March 31, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Good evening. I'd like to talk to you tonight about the place of the nude in my bed … um … in the history of my bed … of art, of art, I'm sorry. The place of the nude in the history of tart… call-girl… I'm sorry. I'll start again… Bum … oh what a giveaway. The place of the nude in art. (a seductively dressed girl enters slinkily) Oh hello there father, er confessor, professor, your honour, your grace …

PhilippePetain April 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Politicians who have our best interests at heart?

ManchuCandidate March 31, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Little brats in fat man stretch pants.

PublicLuxury March 31, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Fuckin' French Canadians have invaded Maine… Blood Libel!

AnAmericanInTO March 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I hate to break it to you, but the French Canadians, my people, invaded years ago and stole jobs from hard working 'Mercans. Nearly everyone I went to school with had a bastardized French name and almost every girl had the middle name, Marie. Except for the girls with the FIRST name, Marie.

Ducksworthy March 31, 2011 at 3:31 pm

You and also the Blackfoots in Montana. What's up with that?

Crank_Tango March 31, 2011 at 2:35 pm

diffamation sanguine !

then again, there prolly already is a term for it, but whatever.

DownFist Troll March 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Hahaha ont vols vos emplois et ont couche avec vos soeurs!

Hatrabbit March 31, 2011 at 2:22 pm

"Teabagger-piglet Paul LePage"

Bit of respect please–his proper title is: Boss hog.

[redacted]hse March 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm

We just call him "Suck my Hog."

GhostBuggy March 31, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Well, about this time the old Duke boys were fixin' to look for jobs in Maine. 'Course, they didn't count on Boss Hog removin' the mural and hidin' it behind the Boar's Nest. That's when they started to feel a might down about ever findin' work.

They were more low-down than a hen that jes' had its feathers plucked, friends.

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user-of-owls March 31, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Has anybody checked his anus for the missing mural? You might also find Jimmy Hoffa and the Loch Ness Monster in there. With room to spare.

Rarian Rakista March 31, 2011 at 7:30 pm

That is if you can get past the spaghetti warren of bloody hemorrhoid meatballs.

mumbly_ジョジョ March 31, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Teabagger-piglet Paul LePage, who somehow became governor of Maine this year despite winning just 38% of the vote

Can you say, "mandate"?

FlownOver March 31, 2011 at 2:28 pm

He dates men? Well, then, here comes the Westboro Crazy Bus.

Slim_Pickins March 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Thus, the Tea Party brings Sharia law to Maine.

LettucePrey March 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Why does the GOP have so many fat bloviates? Also.

jonzin March 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Because exercise and eating right haven't been proven to keep you healthy. It's just a theory like global warming or evolution. It's also socialism for the government to tell us what to eat. So, they think it's a good idea to eat three whoppers for lunch.

baconzgood March 31, 2011 at 2:27 pm

As someone who likes and is active in the art community I say with all sincerely: FUUUUUUUUUUUCK YOOOOOOOOOOOU!!!!!!!! LePage! (which is a FRENCH name)! HOOOOORAY FOR ART AND LABOR!!!! Diego Rivera would be happy.

CrankyLttlCamperette March 31, 2011 at 2:42 pm

And thank God for a good lawyer who wrote that into the contract!

baconzgood March 31, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I know? Who'da thunk art would owe one to a lawyer.

CrankyLttlCamperette March 31, 2011 at 4:17 pm

The Medicis?

PublicLuxury March 31, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Laborers should not even be recognized as people. They are the dredges of humanity. Cleaning toilets, picking lettuce, doing dishes, serving foie gras, and drinking Mad Dog 20/20 wine is all they are good for. Those people don't even have enough money to hire someone to do their laundry. Yeesh. They have a lot of nerve whining about some picture.

widestanceroman March 31, 2011 at 2:27 pm

No one should be surprised when it finally is found, coated with LePage um, "glue."

poncho_pilot March 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm

maybe he used the LePage glue gun? glues a whole formation of planes together in mid-flight.

widestanceroman March 31, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Come to think of it, his mouth really does look like the nasty dispensing hole on the bottle.

AngryBlakGuy March 31, 2011 at 2:27 pm

…geez, the Tea Party is really scraping the bottom of the bucket when it comes to candidates aren't they?! This guy is borderline mongoloid!!!

ManchuCandidate March 31, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Hey man, that's insulting to mongoloids.

memzilla March 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm

And an insult to borderlines as well.

Giveusabob March 31, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Not to mention Devo

JustPixelz March 31, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Mongoloid is the old, racist term for Downs. Today we just say "he's a Palin".

Dudleydidwrong March 31, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Down syndrome folks are good folks. Let's leave them out of this. LePage is simply a bottom feeder in the septic tank of life, an asshole's product, the best example of the Tea Party's desire to destroy America's working folk for the sake of a sick philosophy. I worked with a lot of good French Canadians when I lived in Maine and LePage is not worthy to carry their lunch pails. He is a first class, grade A, prime bastard turd.

AngryBlakGuy March 31, 2011 at 4:40 pm

…when I think about it, I guess you are right! Besides, people with Downs Syndrome have extra chromosome; this guy acts like he is missing a couple!

problemwithcaring March 31, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Another one in the tank for Trig 2012, I see!!

the_idler March 31, 2011 at 7:12 pm

He looks like Jabba the Hutt: "Bring me Solo and the Wookiee. They will all suffer for this outrage."

memzilla March 31, 2011 at 2:27 pm

"Gov. Paul LePage has ordered the removal of a 36-foot mural…"

"Taliban militia supreme leader Mulla Mohammad Omar… order[ed] the destruction of all statues in Afghanistan…"

Compare and contrast. You fat scheming Kochtard you.

Ducksworthy March 31, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Oooh. Kochtard. That's the first time I've seen that. Nice.

Negropolis March 31, 2011 at 11:13 pm

WIN

I remember when he dynamited those Buddhas.

ThankYouJeebus March 31, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Of course he lives in Florida. He couldn't resisting picking up on some sweet foreclosure bargains.

Rarian Rakista March 31, 2011 at 7:34 pm

This is a man who looks like he needs multiple houses for all of his child porn murals.

nicnack74 March 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm

The level of crazy is fawking awesome. Wasting tax payer dollars to save tax payer dollars. Bitchen.

Hatrabbit March 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Le Page is in talks with the creator of Garfield to commission a replacement mural depicting Sarah Palin's rise to fame and her eventual ascension into heaven.

FlownOver March 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Intercourse your calm reasoned side.

jus_wonderin March 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm

The Requirements to create a Warning Sign that will last 10,000 years

This place is a message… and part of a system of messages… pay attention to it!

Sending this message was important to us. We considered ourselves to be a powerful culture.

This place is not a place of honor…no highly esteemed deed is commemorated here… nothing valued is here.

What is here is dangerous and repulsive to us. This message is a warning about danger.

The danger is in a particular location… it increases toward a center… the center of danger is here… of a particular size and shape, and below us.

The danger is still present, in your time, as it was in ours.

The danger is to the body, and it can kill.

The form of the danger is an emanation of energy.

The danger is unleashed only if you substantially disturb this place physically. This place is best shunned and left uninhabited.

DaRooster March 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm

So now Maine can be sued for a bazilion dollars and they can raise laborers taxes to pay for this people hating, fat slob… even though there are no laborers left… or wages.

donner_froh March 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm

If he were thrown out of the plane over the Atlantic it would be crass and brutal while also calm and reasoned.

BloviateMe March 31, 2011 at 2:30 pm

He's just pissed because somebody reported his whole "body fusing to a chair, poop and maggots incident." He wanted to keep that on the down-low.

[redacted]hse March 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Second Amendment the pigfucker.

Ken Layne March 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Sharron?

[redacted]hse March 31, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Curses. Foiled again.

prommie March 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm

He's not a pig, pigs are intelligent and kinda cool animals; he is a pig-fucker.

I always look at the bright side. The one good thing about whats going on in Amurrica these days, is that the mystery of what happened to Germany, how did such a civilized country descend to savagery in the 1930s, this mystery is no more, its clear that it must have happned the same way its happening here, now. Its like a huge laboratory experiment on "how a democracy descends into fascism." Isn't it fascinating, I mean, just on the intellectual level, to watch this?

mumbly_ジョジョ March 31, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Oh, see I was pretty sure it was:

1) Get an education degree from Swarthmore* or Brown
2) Universal Healthcare
3) ???
4) Fascism!

But I'm probably reading too much (read: any, at all) Jonah Goldberg.

*and I found myself wondering if a psychology degree would suffice in a pinch.

FNMA March 31, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Absolutely. I'm having the time of my life, intellectually speaking. Hope my liver holds out so I can see where it all ends.

prommie March 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Mix it up, lay off the alcohol, take up "smoking" man, try some pharmaceuticals, hey, desperate times call for desperate measures.

FNMA March 31, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Way ahead of you. WHERE DID ALL THESE FUCKING BATS COME FROM?!

gvvt March 31, 2011 at 7:24 pm

I've been teaching a course on that era for about a decade now. That realization has been haunting me for most of that time, and the parallels just get clearer and clearer. Try the Dreyfus Affair for more of Mother History's Amusing Bedtime Stories. We're going to need tighter security at Vermont's porous borders with the US…

PuckStopsHere March 31, 2011 at 10:39 pm

I suppose it's interesting, but the lessons of history are usually obvious and indeed such is the case when one considers the history of Nazi Germany. So, I just think it's kind of sad that the country has gone from its finest hours to its death throes in my lifetime.

XOhioan March 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm

He was just trying to clear some space for the 11-panel mural of a George Washington impersonator, the twin towers with a crying eagle and angry obese people on personal mobility scooters.

chicken_thief March 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm

With a panel reserved for 24/7 runnings of Kory whats-his-name youtube vids, the new, even more effeminate Justin Beiber.

PuckStopsHere March 31, 2011 at 10:40 pm

And Jesus, also.

freakishlywrong March 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm

When I hear the word "flatulence" , I instantly think of this fartsack. Serenity Now! Republicans have turned the hateful crazy up to eleven.

jus_wonderin March 31, 2011 at 2:36 pm

It's like that car next to us at the light and even though the windows are up you can still hear their music….but in this case, the windows are fully down.

DemmeFatale March 31, 2011 at 2:53 pm

It's like putting Styrofoam back in the congressional cafeteria…
re-instating child labor laws…
getting rid of Unions…
I could go on all day.

(Yes Ken, they are like 5 year olds!)

Lionel[redacted]Esq March 31, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Nice to see that the Talibaneabaggers are making sure that nothing in Afghanistanmerica will offend those of pure beliefs.

NorthStarSpanx March 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Maine produces some good writers, good blueberries, but apparently bad piglets.

Limeylizzie March 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm

and a beatiful coastline.

SenileAgitation March 31, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Lobstermen, fishermen, farmers and loggers do not need Social Realism style murals depicting their daily struggles and proud history, thank you very much. It would be nice to have a mural of the courageous dudes who ripped out the mural ripping out the mural, though. That is a moment in labor history that Mainers will want to wonder at and keep in their hearts.

[redacted]hse March 31, 2011 at 10:32 pm

"Fuck Bath Iron Works! (Idid)"- Paul LePage

user-of-owls March 31, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Wish for him to get eated by sharks. Both the sharks and the constituents make out.

Pareto Optimality anyone?

NorthStarSpanx March 31, 2011 at 2:35 pm

If anonymous commentary holds so much sway over Koch Governor's, why doesn't Wonkette rule the world?

aguacatero March 31, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Has to be faxed, because that's the medium in which Framers received their anonymous complaints.

CrankyLttlCamperette March 31, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Wait, WE are Anonymous?

There'd be less hacking, more buttsechsing…

smokefilledroommate March 31, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Hint: the mural is hidden in his ass.

JoshuaNorton March 31, 2011 at 2:36 pm

There's 2 reasons a teatard does something:

A "good" reason and
The real reason.

gvvt March 31, 2011 at 7:26 pm

So, in fact, there's 1 reason. None of theirs ever seem even remotely palatable or within shitting distance of decent, much less "good."

Gopherit March 31, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Yeah, either that or they "accidentally wiped their asses on it." Way to go, asshole. That's one artist who is going to get a great payday from a teabagger….probably the only way that's ever going to happen, too.

baconzgood March 31, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Every one is getting an up fist from Baconzgood and I'm calling it a piece of performance art.

Title: ART RULZ/TEA BAGGERS ARE DOUCHES!

[redacted]hse March 31, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I love art.

owhatever March 31, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I want every tagger in Maine to visit Mister Governor's house while he is in Flodrida, and practice their mural-making skills.

[redacted]hse March 31, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Great idea! Can you tag with a flame-thrower?

Monsieur_Grumpe March 31, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Any bets he had it burned?

deanbooth March 31, 2011 at 9:58 pm

My fear, too. The arrogance of these fuckers is astounding.

Gopherit March 31, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Contracts are for pussies, not he-man dictatorial teabaggers.

emmelemm March 31, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Yeah, um, I thought Republicans were all about contracts? Oh, right, that was before the CRAZY erupted, this decade or so.

mumbly_ジョジョ March 31, 2011 at 2:39 pm

So here's the thing I don't understand about Randroid Kochsuckers: According to The Fountainhead, the artist, as a Creator, would be completely entitled to, in retaliation for LePage being a douchebag, firebomb the Governor's mansion, if I'm understanding the ending correctly. That's correct, right?

WhatTheHeck March 31, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Its only a matter of time before women experiencing Labor pains will be removed from hospitals and hidden away in internment camps.

CrunchyKnee March 31, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Who knew that Koch bro semen was so fattening?

widestanceroman March 31, 2011 at 2:53 pm

It's not the semen, it's the anus-flavored mayonnaise smoothies the Kochs give him for a job well-done.

CrankyLttlCamperette March 31, 2011 at 2:40 pm

They've already Sharpied Hitler-moustaches on the little kids in the child labor panel…

jonzin March 31, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I wonder how many jobs taking down the mural and stashing it created.

elviouslyqueer March 31, 2011 at 2:43 pm

The 36-foot mural was taken down over the weekend after LePage said it was too biased in favor of organized labor and wasn’t in line with his pro-business agenda.

And there, dear Wonketteers, is Republican ideology in a nutshell. It's not about doing what's best for "the people," it's about advancing your own personal agenda.

That'll do, pig, also.

JustPixelz March 31, 2011 at 2:53 pm

"…biased in favor of organized labor…"

As is the electorate, which Mr. LePage will discover in just a few years.

schvitzatura April 2, 2011 at 6:40 am

Never let a stranger in your cab, in your house or in your heart… unless he is a friend of labor.

Or in your statehouse, you dumbass princes of Maine, you kings of New England!

arihaya March 31, 2011 at 2:43 pm

he is more of a Razorback than a piglet to me

SorosBot March 31, 2011 at 2:44 pm

I'm just hoping that the artist can make the fascist Gov pay her personally, and lots of money. The only thing that can stop these authoritarians from flagrantly violating the law is if it actually hurts them, individually.

emmelemm March 31, 2011 at 3:08 pm

/turning on a serious thought trail for a minute….

Yeah, it would be nice if she could sue the Governor personally for his asshole-ishness, but as evidenced by SCROTUS yesterday, suing someone in a position of governmental authority for their bullshit might not get you very far.

elviouslyqueer March 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm

True dat, seeing as this was just a "single incident where mistakes were made."

SorosBot March 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Luckily, this is a contract dispute, so it's a matter of state law that wouldn't fall under the Supremes' jurisdiction.

ShaveTheWhales April 1, 2011 at 3:04 am

But, sadly, the contract is with the state (I suppose) so LePew will suffer no personal inconvenience.

Allmighty_Manos March 31, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Good idea there Maine, having a three person race for Governor.

genxr March 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm

The mural is hidden at their frat house guarded by some of the pledges. He can't say where it is or he'll lose his pledge pin!

Mahousu March 31, 2011 at 2:46 pm

LePage looks sort of like a redneck Joker in that picture. If he ends up being featured in the next Batman "reboot," I think I'll skip it.

poncho_pilot March 31, 2011 at 5:24 pm

if Cheney lives long enough he can play the Penguin.

phlox✔ March 31, 2011 at 2:47 pm

When is the new 'Business-Friendly' mural going to be commissioned?
You know, the one that illustrates the symbiotic relationship between our corporate overlords and us lowly workers/serfs/indentured servants..
I think an enormous Juicer just to the left of the exsanguinated husks of Labor should do the trick.
In the style of Roy Lichtenstein, please.

SmutBoffin March 31, 2011 at 2:54 pm

It will show the happy masses going to work at Wal*Mart and receiving corn syrup and Jersey Shore DVDs from a grateful robber baron.

Veritas78 March 31, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Governor Fatty is commissioning murals that commemorate: the outsourcing of jobs, the bloating of CEO salaries, the rape of our environment, and the creation of arcane financial instruments that wrecked our economy. These should be ready next Tuesday, thanks to Chinese artisans, who are being whipped at this very moment.

unclejeems March 31, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Murals? That there Lickthetin fella sounds like some sorta furner anyhow. Sheet fahr, let's have us some reel monomental ark texture, like a giant statute of Ram Shees or somethin. Why, I'll betcha dollars to donuts ol govnur Christee or whatever his name may be would stand still for jest such a sitting, that bein what he do best, looks like, anyhow. Better, let's git rid of all them old dead men's faces in North Dakota or Canada or whatever, on that there montain, and put us up the mug of a real live hero lik Ronald Reagan. Er whatever.

trampndirtdown March 31, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Just know that it's going to cost a lot more than $60,000 when Bechtel get through painting it.

DaSandman March 31, 2011 at 2:49 pm

We like to refer to him as Governor Pot Roast Head.

NewtsChicknNeck March 31, 2011 at 2:53 pm

the oldest of 18 children? did he eat his siblings?

jus_wonderin March 31, 2011 at 3:04 pm

But, what was the birth order? That will tell the tale.

Limeylizzie March 31, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Thanks, I snorted some really delicious , freshly-brewed coffee all over my tits

[redacted]hse March 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm

That explains where all his votes came from.

SmutBoffin March 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Republicans! Previously guilty of crimes against science and logic, now guilty of crimes against art and history.

DarwinianDemon April 1, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Not looking too good for P.E. either if their attacks on "Let's Move (Our "Robust" Asses) is anything to go by.

[redacted]hse March 31, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I sincerely hope that these kinds of antics will finally sink the T-party once and for all, along with the fucking loser moron assholes that are proud to be affiliated.
I'm waiting for the anti-tax fuckers to ante up the taxes needed to pay for Fatso's lawsuit.LOL

James Michael Curley March 31, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Don't hope for his plane to crash. The world is still coping with one big tsunami.

thefrontpage March 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Taking bets now on how long it is until LePage is either found in a backyard storage shed with an underage male State House intern, or he's found trying to stuff $80,000 in cash down his underwear as FBI agents tear down his front and back doors as part of a larger Maine Republican embezzlement, bribery and wire fraud corruption investigation.

MrsBiggTime March 31, 2011 at 3:12 pm

"And, then, hopefully, he will quickly be driven from office and then mercilessly beaten and sealed for eternity in an extra-large septic tank"
FTW. Thank you Wonkette; after having an image of Clarence and Ginny bumpin' uglies, that septic tank palate cleanser sure felt good.

Limeylizzie March 31, 2011 at 3:14 pm

That is exactly what I think.

dsgruntled March 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm

My union brothers that voted Repubican are now all suddenly Independents!

outragedcitizen March 31, 2011 at 3:23 pm

My brother and his wife live in Maine and they are teabaggers. My brother has been in a union most of his adult life and he was the president of his local for about ten years. Yet, somehow, he and his wife think this dumb fuck is a hero fighting the "union thugs".

Wait, what? Yeah, that's my reaction too.

GOPCrusher March 31, 2011 at 3:35 pm

I've noticed that you never hear any Tea Baggers use the word union without sticking the term "thug" after it.
Are we suppose to believe that anyone that belong in organized labor, spends their time roaming the streets looting and pillaging?
When do they actually work?

KenLayIsAlive March 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Doormen, nurses, teachers, cops, the little old ladies who turn down your sheets in a hotels, firefighters, women sewing garments together – THUGS!

Tea Baggers have no fucking shame at all. None. Not even like, a little tiny atom of it.

Ken Layne March 31, 2011 at 4:51 pm

In this case, "The stupid … it hurts" accurately describes the situation.

Wendy_Kroy March 31, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Aside from any contractual rights the artist might have, the gov's actions would also seem to violate the Visual Artists Rights Act, which protects site-specific artwork from being moved.

chicken_thief March 31, 2011 at 3:27 pm

This is probably a silly question, but does anyone think that the Teatards will ever realize how counter-productive they are to their own cause? This clown, for example, removes (and possibly destroys) federally funded artwork in violation of the contract with the artist. Now the state will have to defend him and will lose. Hopefully. How is that "fiscally responsible"?! How is unilaterally violating a contract "acceptable"? Enough, I'm giving myself a headache…

berkeleyfarm April 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm

It apparently doesn't matter. They're raising the Jolly Roger and the social agenda is #1 – infinity, above JARWBS or whatever "fiscal responsibility" campaign promises they were hiding the dog-whistles in.

Tea party supporters are apparently too dumb to do the math and get distracted by the big dramatic gesture.

metamarcisf March 31, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Who's going to stop the lobsters from attacking "Pepe" LePage and his administration? Not me.

Ducksworthy March 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm

When he gets to Florida he'll have to give a urine specimen to Rick Scott's wife like the rest of the residents.

mavenmaven March 31, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I suddenly had a vision of LePage singing "If I were a sh#$head…"

Guppy06 March 31, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Ignoring the question of people still using fax machines, what would happen if he started getting anonymous faxes asking him to resign?

LiveToServeYa March 31, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Sounds like it's time to turn LePage.

BlueStateLibel March 31, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Republican breaks law, the sun rises, sky is blue, yawn…

Eve8Apples March 31, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Hid the 36 foot long mural? Nah, I bet he covered it with refried beans, melted Velveeta and Fritos, rolled it up into a big ass burrito and ate it.

Dr_Zoidberg March 31, 2011 at 5:15 pm

What a fuckin' douchebag.

gurukalehuru March 31, 2011 at 5:22 pm

While in Jamaica, he will visit the birthplace of Donald Trump.

poncho_pilot March 31, 2011 at 5:39 pm

LePudge?

sezme March 31, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Fucking Talibaggers!

Steverino247 March 31, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Is it too much to ask to require run off elections for every office under the United States so some retard can't win with 38% of the vote ever again? This happened in my town and the only good news about it is we will need lots fewer signatures to recall his dumb ass.

kissawookiee March 31, 2011 at 6:55 pm

"He only really understands the word 'Koch.'"

And that's only because he's never heard it pronounced out loud.

randcoolcatdaddy March 31, 2011 at 7:53 pm

"Not only has it been removed, but LePage and his chickenshit tea party excuse for a governor’s office won’t tell anyone where they hid it!"

I'm willing to bet that they didn't hide it – they had it carted off to a landfill. Hilarity, lawsuits and large damage awards will ensue.

[redacted]hse March 31, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Please, please, please!

Maybe the the little fuck will drop dead from a coronary infarction and a brain aneurism while pushing out a fat turd. Maybe not, who knows.

Crank_Tango March 31, 2011 at 10:13 pm

I suppose, but it just gave me what Yogi Berra referred to as "already seen, encore une fois."

Negropolis March 31, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I so badly want to pronounce his name with a thick, Parisian accent right to his face.

Anyway, while I'm more partial to Diego Rivera-type labor murals (his Detroit Industry Murals at the DIA are the shit) LePage can go and get lost lobstering for all I care. You know "long walk/short pier" type dealie.

chascates April 1, 2011 at 1:58 am

And it was titled "Heroic Struggle of the Little Guy to Finish the Mural".

Kennipus April 1, 2011 at 8:22 am

Greetings from Wisconsin. So, your governor is a douche as well!!!

ttommyunger April 1, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Laws? We 'don need no stinkin' Laws!

L188188 April 1, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I can't wait until the tea-bagging mouth-breathers up there in bizarro-Canada start decrying what an actual "CONTRACT" means… I mean, isn't that some kind of sacred free-market business talk or something? They cant' mess with the FREE MARKET now can they???

DarwinianDemon April 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Can we send an anonymous fax asking Le Page to be removed?

berkeleyfarm April 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm

That's similar to what I was thinking, although mine was more along the lines of "so if someone sent in an anon fax demanding that they drink bleach and hurl themselves in the path of a snowmobile, they'd feel compelled to do it?"

And what do you want to bet that the phone number/IP address associated with the "anonymous" fax belongs to someone they know?

mightykendar April 1, 2011 at 9:58 pm

""so if someone sent in an anon fax demanding that they drink bleach and hurl themselves in the path of a snowmobile, they'd feel compelled to do it?""

Couldn't hurt to try.

andnowyoudont April 1, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Subpoena Duces Teacum (Appear before the court and bring the evidence with you)

mightykendar April 1, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Even members of the Maine GOP are calling him out now: http://new.bangordailynews.com/2011/04/01/politic

Maine is overall, not such a right-wing state as this idiot's presence would indicate; the majority of the population is in the southern part of the state and tends to be pretty liberal. I live in "northern" Maine, however, and it is peppered with uneducated conservative religious types who genuinely seem to think that people like LePage are on their side, when the reality is that they are poor, and working class, and, therefore, no one in the LePage government gives half a shit about them, other than soliciting their votes on the basis of "Boo! Liberals! They will tax you and take all your money and guns and Bibles and replace them with Qurans, Kenyan birth certificates and pamphlets on climate change! Fear them!"

It sucks, too, because there were some decent candidates running in Maine's Republican primary, and while I don't generally vote for Repubs (aside from our beloved RINOs), I think any one of them would have been a better choice than LePage.

To be fair, however, I think a rabid, one-eyed squirrel would have been a better choice than LePage.

berkeleyfarm April 1, 2011 at 10:09 pm

I heard Rep Peter King on the radio the other day and my jaw dropped when he said that the Christianist social agenda (he didn't call it that, but it was plain) was always far, far, far more important to him than economies and jawrbs and stuff like that. This was even back in the days of Bill Clinton's successful "it's the economy, stupid" slogan. King is under the delusion (or is trying to propogate the delusion) that if the social stuff gets fixed, the economy will follow.

The leaders are busy dog-whistling the social agenda to their followers, who somehow think that it's ok to be poor and screwed as long as the GAY AGENDA!!!1! or whatever can't getcha.

RociStone April 2, 2011 at 6:26 am

On top of everything else, I read a while ago that there's a provision in the contract that was made with the artist who was responsible for the mural. The contract provides that it cannot be taken down, or moved without the artists permission. It's a $60,000 contract paid for with federal funds.

Now then, Gov'nor lePage.. have YOU ever heard the term "Breech of contract?"

Do you know what this little escapade could wind up costing the state, and the citizens of Maine? Let me take a stab at it for you. It's called treble damages. That could mean up to THREE TIMES the value of the contract found to be willfully and wrongly breached.In case you're no better at multiplication than you are at politics. let me lend a hand.That might be $180,000, and that doesn't include lawyers and court costs.

I hope the artist does take you to court, and I hope she wins.
The only losers in all this seem to be the good folks of Maine who got stuck with you as their governor.

schvitzatura April 2, 2011 at 6:53 am

If 1000 Wonketeers chipped in one sawbuck ($10) each, a head and shoulders portrait of Ken Layne can be commissioned from Judy Taylor, artist of "History of Labor in the State of Maine":
http://www.judytaylorstudio.com/comm1.html

Quote from Ms. Taylor's statement:

"My father served as a Forward Observer during the Korean War and was awarded a Bronze Star. He was a man who stood by every word he spoke, every letter he wrote. It was so heartbreaking to learn that this controversy may have started with an
anonymous letter comparing this mural to a North Korean propaganda poster.
Perhaps we should hang my father's Bronze Star for his service in Korea in
the now empty reception area of the Maine Department of Labor until the mural
is returned, as a symbol of the importance of remembering our history, and
not shuttering it away."

LePage: May the heavens part and a deluge of lightly salted poisoned rat dicks shower upon you every day of your life, henceforth.

Limeylizzie March 31, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Yes, everyone was sort of forgiving him for being a giant asshole , because he was OK on 9/11 and then he did that .

Sophist [غني عن ذلك] March 31, 2011 at 4:40 pm

[golfclap]

finallyhappy March 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm

wow, Wonkette smartypants!

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