The Portland Press-Herald picked up and further reported on the story we published this morning on why Maine’s Tea Party Governor had repeatedly met with members of the state’s “Sovereign Citizens” movement. The Governor’s spokesperson said basically, nothing to see here, move on. This graf jumped out at me …
Bennett did not address why LePage met with the group eight times, why a county sheriff was asked to look into their demands or why the governor’s legal staff was asked to draft an opinion of the group’s claims that Senate President Justin Alfond, D-Portland, and House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, should be arrested and executed.
Here’s the link to the full Press-Herald piece.
Needless to say, people in public office meet with all sorts of constituents and shouldn’t make it a prerequisite that they agree on everything. But I’m not sure that cuts it in this case or explains why he would meet with people who think they can shoot police officers at will or believe the federal government is preparing a holocaust of American Christians. And seriously, a legal opinion on whether to execute the leadership of the state legislature?