Sunday, March 27, 2011

Diane Kruchkow: An Open Letter to Gov. LePage

Dear Governor LePage,

I am not an "idiot." *
And I am not to be "laugh[ed] at." *

Yes I was at the rally to save the mural on Friday--with hundreds of others. It was not trivial. Others have written about that event and the event here at UMF Thursday, and the earlier events and will write about  upcoming events which I'm sure you will foment.

You, sir, are a dangerous man.  Not because of your political beliefs.  Not even, perhaps, because of your moral beliefs.  But because as a person in power you feel you have the right to ignore the people of Maine. You mock what they believe, their commitments, their souls.  You have no right to do this, governor or not.  You have insulted this state and hurt its people.  This is not leadership:  this is street survival.  You are in our Blaine House; you work in our State House; you represent us to the rest of the country and the world.   The national media is mocking you, sir.   Grow up.

There are people all over the Middle East rising up against men who have used their power to walk all over the citizens. Maybe you should pay attention to this.

And yes I am part of the 61% who did not vote for you.  They are not idiots to be laughed at either.  Hopefully you will learn this lesson.  Otherwise all those obstacles you thought you have overcome are just hurdles in a race you will never finish. You will never win.  Do not fool yourself by thinking you have.

--Diane Kruchkow
   New Sharon

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