Maine Gov. LePage Jokes About Blowing Up Newspaper Building

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August 9, 2013 12:30 p.m.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) on Friday joked about blowing up the building that houses the Portland Press Herald, a newspaper he took issue with for a previous investigative report, according to the Bangor Daily News.

“I want to find the Press Herald building and blow it up,” Page said as he climbed into an F-35 Lightning II simulator machine at a Pratt & Whitney event in North Berwick.

Page apparently included the Bangor Daily News itself, according to Steve Mistler, the State House Bureau Chief for the Press Herald:

The governor later tweeted:

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