Maine Governor Paul LePage “Takes Media To The Woodshed”
This week it was announced that Peter Rogers had been named LePage’s communications director.He is everything that Paul LePage needs so that the work the governor is doing is not constantly overshadowed by the ridiculous responses he makes to the press.
Rogers has his work cut out for him, but one hopes his experience with the Gulf War, the War on Terror and raising five daughters has provided him with some of what he’ll need to survive the public persona that is LePage.
Renee Ordway, Bangor Daily News, July 12: “New LePage spokesman has work cut out for him”
Let’s see how he handles the fall-out of the governor’s latest interaction with Maine media, whom hepromptly marched out to the newly installed “Statehouse Woodshed” yesterday, prior to his meeting with Portland Mayor Nick Mavodones.
Oh, that all went well now, didn’t it? Let’s see how the print media, now properly scolded by “Pere LePage”, reacted today:
Bangor Daily News: LePage meets with Portland mayor, blasts media in wake of alleged comments
Kennebec Journal has no online version and the paper chose to bury Rebekah Metzler’s story on page B-3. Here is the Morning Sentinel’s version: LePage meets with Portland mayor.
(One wonders what is going on with the KJ; were they told to tone it down or lose all Statehouse access??) Considering that in the WMTM-8 video clip Rebekah is indeed the woman that LePage was yelling at, that question begs to be asked.
And here we have the Portland Press Herald’s version: LePage assures mayor he’ll support Portland, slams ‘dishonest’ press.
Lewiston Sun Journal, who initially reported the “woodshed” comments, seems to have taken the governor’s scolding yesterday to heart- as they failed to mention LePage’s apoplectic fit altogether:Fish on agenda as LePage meets Portand mayor.
Wow. At least one of Maine’s media listens when a GOP leader snaps: “Get your ass in line!”
So far, there has not yet been any official statement released from the Governor’s office to yesterday’s outburst by LePage. When/if there is, rest assured it will be shared here.