It’s tempting to say that Maine Gov. Paul LePage has gone off the deep end, but his deep end is Mariana Trench-level deep, so who knows where “off” is?
Still, though, this is amazing.
The Portland Press Herald reports on the civil lawsuit Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves filed today against Gov. LePage. In it, Speaker Eves alleges that LePage used the power of his office and taxpayer dollars to prevent his hiring at a private school (Good Will-Hinckley). (More background here and here.)
According to both the governor and the school, that’s pretty much what happened. Gov. LePage just doesn’t seem to think he’s done anything wrong.
Gov. LePage’s response to the lawsuit was typically understated.
During an interview on WGAN radio Thursday morning, LePage said he believed Eves was “a plant, from the unions, to destroy charter schools … I believe that’s what his motive is.”