Gov. Paul LePage – much like his counterpart in the White House – consistently violates the norms of governance. His disregard for the law and for civil, appropriate behavior are dangerous. The Legislature has reacted by contorting itself into a legalistic pretzel. The governor’s recent threats to depose sheriffs based on his flawed interpretation of […]
David Farmer is a political and media consultant in Portland, where he lives with his wife and two children. He was senior adviser to Democrat Mike Michaud’s campaign for governor and a longtime journalist. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.