Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mt Holyoke President sees echoes of totalitarianism in LePage's action

From the Press Herald:

"In a letter faxed to LePage's office, Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquarella said she has "grave concerns" about the decision to remove the mural, which includes a depiction of 1902 Mount Holyoke graduate and former U.S. Labor Secretary Frances Perkins. The U.S Department of Labor in Washington is housed in the Frances Perkins Building, she said.

"I was particularly surprised to read that you were influenced by an anonymous fax comparing the 11-panel mural to North Korean political propaganda, because the act of removing images commemorating Maine's history itself conjures thoughts of rewriting history prevalent in totalitarian regimes," she wrote."

For the entire story, see: http://www.pressherald.com/news/maine-LePage-mural-mount-holyoke-letter.html


Jean B. Duncan said...

"LePage was in Florida today and unavailable for comment, spokeswoman Adrienne Bennett said."

Jean B. Duncan said...


LePage on vacation in Jamaica.