Maine Democrat Says Former VP Cheney Should Be Executed

April 13, 2012 at 7:00 am (Chuck Kruger, Democrat, Dick Cheney, Eliot Cutler, Executed, Maine, Moderate, Saddam Hussein, Vice President)

Not just any Maine Democrat, but a man serving on the Maine legislature’s Moderate Caucus no less.  Executing the former Veep – how Moderate of him.

Via the Maine Wire:

Rep. Chuck Kruger (D-Thomaston), the Democrat chair of the Maine legislature’s Moderate Caucus, used his Twitter account to express his view that former Vice President Dick Cheney should be executed. This comment has led some to question the validity of Kruger’s moderate credentials.
Kruger made the statement through his Twitter account this past summer, saying, “Cheney deserves same final end he gave Saddam. Hope there are cell cams,” a reference to technology that would allow Kruger to watch the proposed execution of the former Vice President of the United States.
A tip alerted The Maine Wire to the extreme comment just days after Kruger led a meeting of the Moderate Caucus that featured a visit from Eliot Cutler, a former Democrat and failed candidate for Governor in the fall of 2010.
The keynote speaker, Cutler talked about finding middle ground to work from. “I think we’re going to see a shift that draws the two parties back to the middle,” Cutler said in a Bangor Daily News article. “I think we’re going to see the return to civility and to moderation,” Cutler said in another interview with public radio.
Kruger’s statement is being viewed as anything but civil.

Kruger naturally chalked it up to his simply being a wise-ass, without actually admitting to posting the tweet. In fact, he tole the Maine Wire that he wouldn’t confirm or deny that he posted the comment, because he couldn’t remember doing it.

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State by State Numbers Show Obama in For a World of Hurt

February 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm (Approval, Connecticut, Electoral, Gallup, Maine, President Obama, Wyoming)

The first question the leaps to mind is, what level of air pollution is fogging up the heads of people in those states who actually saw an increase in the President’s approval rating?  Wyoming, Connecticut and Maine all saw an increase.  Three out of fifty states.  Or rather, 57 states.  Either way, what the hell is happening in Wyoming, Connecticut and Maine that people think things are just ducky?

From Gallup via the Washington Examiner:

Gallup released their annual state-by-state presidential approval numbers yesterday, and the results should have 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue very worried. If President Obama carries only those states where he had a net positive approval rating in 2011 (e.g. Michigan where he is up 48 percent to 44 percent), Obama would lose the 2012 election to the Republican nominee 323 electoral votes to 215.

Gallup adds:

Overall, Obama averaged 44% job approval in his third year in office, down from 47% in his second year. His approval rating declined from 2010 to 2011 in most states, with Wyoming, Connecticut, and Maine showing a marginal increase, and Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New Jersey, Arizona, West Virginia, Michigan, and Georgia showing declines of less than a full percentage point. The greatest declines were in Hawaii, South Dakota, Nebraska, and New Mexico.

And now for the really good news.  Drumroll please….

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