Friday, December 24, 2010

Republicans: Restoring Honesty to Government.

Yeah, right.

Maine's governor-elect Paul LePage has announced his 22-year-old daughter, Lauren, will be an assistant to his chief of staff at a salary of $41,000 per year, a salary that is "commensurate with her experience, work history and education."
LePage's spokesdrone says state rules against hiring relatives do not apply to politicans with an "R" after their names.

Lessee, her work history... "several stints" clerking at Marden's Surplus and Salvage, a local retailer that is somewhere between Sanford and Sons and Wally World on the retail food chain and waitressing.

Marden's Newspaper Ad

Yup, perfect preparation for a job dealing with "constituent concerns" in the new administration. Lauren, a typical fat-assed, ugly-as-homemade-sin rethuglican twit with more chins than a Chinese phone book, graduated with a degree in biology but apparently decided that politics beat "yew want fries wid dat?".

Lauren LePage, Rethuglican Lust-Goddess

Come to think of it, waitressing and clerking ARE important constituent concerns to a Republican administration, in that those are going to be two of the main constituencies once the Rethugs get settled in.

And Marden's loves buying vacant Wally World stores, because they already have that hopeless, crappy atmosphere.

Be interesting to see if they try to claim the Homestead tax break on the governor's mansion (both LePage and his fat-assed ugly wife tried to claim exemptions on their homes in Florida and Maine, claiming that each was the family's primary residence. They managed to skate however, when a rethuglican judge said it was perfectly understandable that they didn't know where they lived.

LePage, of course, is an ardent teabagger, to the extent that he denied any connection with the teabaggers when questioned by reporters, who then rolled some footage of LePage at various teabagger events, thanking the faithful for their obeisance.

Several weeks back, LePage held a meeting with a number of business leaders -- a meeting from which consumer advocates, environmentalists, and other thinking-types were intentionally excluded -- in which he told the executives "we're already on your side, and we need your help to defeat the legislature."

Let the fun and games begin. This should be almost as good as having ole gee-dumbya back.

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