What is it about the Stone Age mentalities of governors from states--current and former--with large moose populations, anyway?
From WCSH.com in Portland, ME:
While attending a meeting for business leaders in Sanford, (Maine) Governor Paul LePage spoke out about why he would not attend Martin Luther King ceremonies on the upcoming holiday. LePage has declined invitations from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The organization has already expressed its displeasure with the governor's plans to not attend the events. "They are a special interest. End of story...and I'm not going to be held hostage by special interests. And 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," said LePage. LePage has an adopted son who is from Jamaica.See ya down at the lodge, guv!
This isn't the first time LePage has caused a stir with his comments. During the campaign, while speaking in front of a group of fishermen, then-candidate LePage said if he were elected governor, headlines would read "Governor LePage tells President Obama to go to hell." At the time LePage said he regretted his choice of words, but stood behind the intent.
UPDATE: Gov. LePage wound up at an alternate MLK event. I don't know if he brought his family picture.