Infamous loudmouth Maine Governor Paul LePage has made headlines recently first and foremost for his claim that black men named 'D-Money and Shifty' are traveling to Maine and selling drugs while impregnating white girls.
“These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty – these types of guys – they come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, they go back home,” LePage told a large crowd. “Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue we have to deal with down the road.”
“Gov. Paul LePage called on Mainers to help law enforcement rid the state of drug traffickers Wednesday, at one point citing a new law that allows residents to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.
“I tell ya, everybody in Maine, we have constitutional carry,” he said. “Load up and get rid of the drug dealers. Because, folks, they’re killing our kids.”
As you might have guessed, a local reporter immediately asked Governor LePage if he was calling on Mainers to take matters into their own hands, but the governor said that was not his intention according to the Portland Press Herald.
I can't think of any other way to interpret the governor's words when he told people to "load up" and hunt down the drug dealers. What other intention could he have?
While I do consider Paul LePage to be a buffoon in a circus act, I don't want to make too much light of the situation because there's a non-trivial chance someone will hear the governor's words and act on it.