Maine Gov. LePage: NAACP Can ‘Kiss My Butt’

January 14, 2011 9:15 a.m.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage said that the NAACP can “kiss my butt” for criticizing his non-participation in Martin Luther King Day events.LePage told that the NAACP is “a special interest. End of story. And I’m not going to be held hostage by any special interests.”

He explained that the local NAACP chapter invited him to the state prison to talk to black prisoners, but he said he would go but only to meet all prisoners, “and that wasn’t acceptable to them. So tough luckl”

When asked about the NAACP’s criticism that this is part of a larger pattern, LePage reploed: “Tell them to kiss my butt. If they want, they can look at my family picture. My son happens to be black, so they can do whatever they’d like about it.”

According to, LePage has a son from Jamaica.

“If they want to play the race card, come to dinner and my son will talk to them,” LePage said.


LePage has become known for his brazen language, once saying during the campaign that if he was elected he would tell President Obama to “go to hell.”

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