Here’s a theory concerning Gov. LePage.

You may have experienced or observed in your workplace, as I have, managers who focus not on the performance and welfare of those they supervise, but on what they think will please those above them in the pecking order, regardless of the effects on others. Does this perhaps explain the otherwise scarcely understandable mind of Gov. LePage, who resists steps that obviously would benefit the people of Maine, such as Medicaid expansion or approval of bond sales essential to financing maintenance of our roads and other infrastructure?

Is his major concern not, as he claims, the fiscal health of the state, but, rather, proving his ideological purity to conservative operatives at the national level who might be in a position to offer him his next job when he leaves Augusta?

Just a thought.

Tom Eichler


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