Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Maine Gubernatorial Candidate: ‘I’d Tell Obama to Go to Hell’

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage told a group of fishermen at a GOP forum that he won’t be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to “go to hell.”

LePage, a favorite of tea partiers, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he regretted the words he chose Sunday in the small coastal town of Brooksville but that he wasn’t backing down in his criticism of the administration for what he describes as free-spending, antibusiness policies.

A Democratic Party official said it showed LePage is hotheaded and ill-suited to govern.

LePage was responding to a question when he made the remark about Obama, which was captured by a Democratic Party aide who was videotaping the event.

“As your governor, you’re going to be seeing a lot of me on the front page, saying ‘Governor LePage tells Obama to go to hell,’” LePage said to applause.


  1. I hope this guy doesn't back down.. that is what we are the most sick of is when they back down.,. He should have said "I'll tell Obama to go BACK to hell where he slithered out of to attempt to take America down for Satan's one world government, not realizing he would have to deal with the American people in this matter"

  2. Maine is/was a great conservative state at heart.
    Unfortunately many liberals from MASS have moved in over the years and taken over.
    Portland and the Southern Coastal Seaside towns.
    They moved to ME to avoid taxation in MASS and buy cheaper, quaint, picturesque homes in ME.
    Snowe and Collins are not really Republicans as we know.
    Hopefully a real politician with a backbone still has a chance in Maine.