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ninja dog 01-20-2011 11:13 AM

Sometimes I despair for my home state.
I really do.

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jeepcurlygurl 01-20-2011 12:09 PM

Hey, join the club. I'm embarrassed by my state very very often.

ninja dog 01-20-2011 12:18 PM

I like your Governor, though.

KookyCurl 01-20-2011 12:44 PM

Me too! First he said he'd tell the President to "go to hell" and more recently he told the NAACP they could "kiss my butt." Now he's using the storm guideline that if Marden's is open the state is. Marden's is a discount chain with seconds and such in Maine that he used to run! Oh! and he he appointed his daughter to an administrative assistant position in the state with NO experience and a starting salary of $40,000 a year. That's more than entry level teachers make let alone admins.

He's just such a classy guy. Making Maine look so good.

ninja dog 01-20-2011 12:50 PM

Wait, are we talking about Pa.'s Governor or Maine's Governor?

BekkaPoo 01-20-2011 01:03 PM

Don't feel bad..we've got Allen West..he's not from my district, but still.

I feel your pain.

ninja dog 01-20-2011 01:09 PM

I just wonder if Boehner's tears turn to gold when he's tanning.

jeepcurlygurl 01-20-2011 02:20 PM


Originally Posted by ninja dog (Post 1568733)
I like your Governor, though.

If you mean the new one who's name shall not be said aloud, boo no!!

But if you mean Rendell, yes he was the bomb. He was in my office a few times and I just loved him.
And when he was at our local Democratic dinner last fall he stopped talking to a group of people and shouted out to me in front of everyone "I just love your hair. Gorgeous!" : )

ninja dog 01-20-2011 03:43 PM

Yes, I mean Rendell.

I can't believe he said that to you. I mean, I can, but.....what a guy!

KookyCurl 01-20-2011 11:15 PM


Originally Posted by ninja dog (Post 1568770)
Wait, are we talking about Pa.'s Governor or Maine's Governor?

Whoops! Forgot to clarify! I meant to show sympathy for disappointment in home state politicians. I was talking about Maine's governor.

ninja dog 01-21-2011 08:21 AM

Phew. I thought I'd missed a lot of semi-local news, or something.

redcelticcurls 01-22-2011 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by ninja dog (Post 1568733)
I like your Governor, though.

Gov Corbett is a douchebag who only cares about promoting Marcellus Shale and laying off everyone else.

ninja dog 01-22-2011 02:29 PM

Well, had you read the whole thread --- all 12 posts of it --- you'd know I was referring to Rendell.

But thanks for the correction and prodding, here and elsewhere.

asugirl 01-25-2011 10:21 PM

Ok, I'm not embarrassed by my state, but I am by our governor, plus a few other state politicians. McCain is just starting to restore a little of his dignity.

alaskantsunami 01-25-2011 10:34 PM

I'm Alaskan. I have more shame than all of you combined.

Trenell 01-25-2011 10:53 PM

Florida here. I still can't believe Rick Scott. smdh

ninja dog 01-26-2011 07:34 AM


Originally Posted by alaskantsunami (Post 1572620)
I'm Alaskan. I have more shame than all of you combined.

I feel your pain. :geek:

jeepcurlygurl 01-26-2011 08:40 AM

Yep, I think alaskantsunami wins this round.

ninja dog 01-26-2011 11:02 AM

I certainly concede.

alaskantsunami 01-26-2011 10:19 PM

I think the worst part about it is, when the Penn governor, or the Ohio one, or Arizona, you can kind of avoid the topic if you go somewhere else, you know? You say you're from Ohio or Pennsylvania or wherever and most people don't immediately want to talk about your governor (or ex governor). I say I'm from AK, and they don't care about our amazing wilderness, or culture, or our amazing history from the gold rush to the earthquake. All anyone wants to know about is Sarah Palin. They assume we all know her personally, and the subject will not change. It's really frustrating when my state has so much to offer, and she stands in the way of that.

My Alaska is not Sarah Palin's Alaska.

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