I have about as much interest in discussing Governor LePage as an ongoing embarrassment to Maine as I have in knocking down a brick wall with my forehead. I do feel compelled however to point out the obvious that many may overlook:
By calling Representative Drew Gattine a “cocksucker”, you have undeniably exposed yourself as a homophobic man and that cannot be tolerated in any elected leader.
Your silly debate about whether or not you’re a racists just displays your ignorance and social privilege, but your use of that word, sir cannot be debated. There is exactly one reason why that word is used against a man and that is to attack his masculinity by virtue of his sexuality.
There’s no gray area there. Period.
Side note: I’m really weirded out that BDN reported this statement as “c**ksucker” You’re quoting the governor of our state. Censoring the word is silly censorship.
Even in apologizing, you say, ““So I called Gattine and used the worst word I could think of”
Really? You don’t know a better way to attack a man’s character than to cast aspersions against him sexually. How primitive are you, sir?
I know a million better ways. Let’s have coffee and I’ll share them with you.