Kind of interesting when you think about it. Two words, “white girl” have set the media, not just in Maine, but around the planet abuzz with their laser focus on what could be yet another juicy racial incident.
Further, the political class, in Maine and nationally, jumped like Pavlov’s dog, right on cue, when they saw a chance to condemn a white Governor for a perceived racial slight.
What am I talking about? Maine Governor Paul LePage, at a town hall meeting, was asked a question about the drug issue we are facing. He responded with his typical, direct manner.
“These are guys with the name Dee-Money, Smoothie, Shifty … these types of guys … they come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, they go back home.”
He then concluded with, “Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue we have to deal with down the road.”
The political class in Maine was quick to condemn the remarks from the Governor calling them “racist” comments. …. Just more politics from the very people in Maine who have led our state down a path of economic disaster from our once robust economy 40 years ago.
These people, on BOTH sides of the aisle, care about their next political job or election night glory … but make no mistake, they do not care about solving the issues that face our state and our fellow citizens.
Should Governor LePage have used the phrase, “white girl?” Probably not, especially since those two words are what the political class and much of the media care about … instead of focusing on what he was really saying about the drug crisis we face.
On Friday morning, Governor LePage held a press conference where he apologized for using the phrase, “white girl.” He did not apologize for his focus on trying to combat drug addiction. It would be nice if that were the end of this, but you know as well as I do, it will not be.
Funny how the political class in Maine and much of America was so worried about the two words, “white girl” yet seemed to have little interest in “Dee Money.”
Dee Money is a real person. His legal name is David W. Marble, Jr. He is known on Facebook as “Dee Money.”
He was arrested in late December for the double murder of an Augusta Maine couple on Christmas Day 2015. Detectives say the murders were drug-related.
He is from Rochester New York. In 2010, he was arrested in New York for robbing and beating a man.
Two young Maine people were murdered by this drug dealer from New York over a drug related issue.
If you ask me, Governor LePage got it right.
But hey, what the heck. Once the political class in Maine takes their valium and calms down a bit, they can go back to focusing on their almost 5 million dollar plan to combat drug addiction that is currently making the rounds in the Legislature.
Once again, they are focused on the wrong strategy and “their plan” will do basically nothing to ease the situation.
If you talk to professionals, outside of those who may profit from this legislative plan, they will tell you, as two did on my program Friday morning, that the legislature is focused on the wrong path to combat this problem.
Of course, just after Labor Day, about nine months from now, you will get to see political hand-outs that tell you how much they did to combat drug addiction in our state.
Well, I guess that is something ….