Authored by Eric Russell in the March 2 Maine Sunday Telegram was an article titled “LePage takes advantage of bully pulpit in governor’s race.”

Apparently, the fact that Gov. LePage is doing his best to fulfill promises made to Maine citizens before and upon his election is perceived by Mr. Russell as being an “aggressive campaigner in this year’s three-way race for governor.”

Some state department heads and Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew (who cautioned about expanding Medicaid) expressed their opinions on several issues, which apparently were the same as the governor’s feelings. This was depicted as having been orchestrated by Gov. LePage. Does Mr. Russell have information that would support his stance?

Could it be some newspapers are somewhat guilty of controlling the message? A reader cannot pick up a daily newspaper from Portland or Bangor without some writer taking another swipe at the governor.

As most anyone would concede, no one is perfect, but this nonstop attack against a person who has and is endeavoring to improve Maine’s financial situation, among other goals, is out of line.

Brian Dobbs


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