Maine Governor Paul LePage, whom you may remember from such verbal diarrhea as “Hey, kid, I’d like to shoot your dad because of his political cartoons,” “I want to find the [Portland] Press Herald building and blow it up,” (that’s verbatim, though he was talking about a flight simulator, I think), and “President Obama hates white people” (allegedly), has a new one for you:
LePage was asked by an attendee to explain what he was doing to curb the heroin epidemic in his state. “The traffickers—these aren’t people that take drugs,” he explained. (You can watch the exchange beginning at the 1:55:00 mark.) “These are guys with the names D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty—these types of guys—that come from Connecticut and New York; they come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue that we’ve got to deal with down the road.”
Huh. That, ah, seems like, um, it might be just a teensy bit…well, you know…
But wait! No! The racist thing that Governor LePage said was not actually racist! How is that possible, you ask? Well, um, because of reasons:
“I made one slip up,” he said. “I was going impromptu and my brain didn’t catch up to my mouth.”
“Instead of saying Maine women, I said white women,” he added. “I’m not going to apologize to the Maine women for that because if you go to Maine, you will see we are 95 percent white.”
Yes, the old “white” for “Maine” switcheroo. Who hasn’t done that a few times in their lives? Also too, we all know who the real racists are:
LePage denied using names like “Smoothie” for their racial connotation.
“What’re they, black?” he said. “I don’t know if they’re White, Black, Asian, I don’t know.”
It’s you liberal PC thugs who are jumping to the conclusion that “D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty” are meant to be stereotypical black names. That thought never crossed Governor LePage’s mind. In fact, he doesn’t actually “see” race, you know? He’s very much a “post-racial” kind of political leader.
God bless, Governor LePage. You keep on spewing whatever comes to mind and then blaming it on the rest of us.
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