Monday August 20, 2012 | 07:35 PM

Gov. Paul LePage still isn’t talking publicly about the secret initiative and special legislative session that he warned fellow Republicans about last week.

But WCSH-6 reporter Chris Rose got the governor on tape today apparently trying to brush off some of the controversy with a little sarcasm, and instead raising eyebrows all over again.

The tape shows Rose following LePage through a parking lot and asking him if he told House Minority Leader Emily Cain he would not be calling a special session before the election. (Cain said he did, but Lepage’s spokeswoman has denied it.)

“Did you tell Emily Cain that you weren’t going to have (a special session) until January?” Rose asked.

“I lie a lot,” the governor said.

“You lie a lot?” Rose asked, trying to stay in microphone range.

“You guys tell me I lie a lot,” the governor answered, reaching his car and ending the interview.

We’re glad that’s cleared up.

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Steve Mistler is covering the 2014 governor's race. He covers politics and government for the Portland Press Herald. He spends a lot of time in the hallways of the State House.
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