Friday, August 29, 2014

Down East Press Review

Good News, Bad News

“The best part of my life is I’ve been hired to work for the people of the state of Maine and I’m very humble and very proud. The worst part of my life is newspapers are still alive — sorry, I had to say it.”

—Maine Gov. Paul LePage, speaking to GOP activists Wednesday

• Related: GOP commercials celebrate Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s big mouth,” 
• Editorial Comment: The people’s choice.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 
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