Former Maine state senator compares LePage to South Park’s Eric Cartman

Photo- Troy R. Bennett, BDN.

Photo- Troy R. Bennett, BDN.

Following the Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling that the 65 bills Gov. LePage attempted to veto on July 16 will become law due to the fact that the vetoes were delivered too late, former Maine state senator Troy Jackson is having a little fun at the governor’s expense.

On Thursday, Jackson posted this to his Facebook timeline:

So far, the post has over 135 “likes,” including one from House majority leader Jeff McCabe, a Democrat from Skowhegan.

This image was also shared by one of Jackson’s Facebook friends, garnering a “like” from Jackson:

Jackson, a Democrat from Aroostook County, has been publicly denigrated by LePage in the past.

In particular, Jackson was the guy who LePage referred to as “the first one to give it to the people without providing Vaseline,” in June of 2013.

In that same tirade in 2013, LePage also said that Jackson- a logger by trade- has a “black heart” and that he should go back to the woods to cut trees “and let someone with a brain come down here and do some good work.”

So while it might seem out of character for a state senator to make such a comparison about a governor, the tongue-in-cheek comment really isn’t that out of line when you consider the abuse that Jackson has endured from LePage in the past couple of years.

Plus, when lined up side to side, the likeness that the offensive governor shares with the offensive cartoon is actually pretty striking:

What do you think?

Chris Shorr

About Chris Shorr

Chris is a sixth generation Portlander who loves all things Maine. He has worked with mentally ill and marginalized adults at a Portland non-profit, on a lobster boat in Casco Bay, at several high-end Portland restaurants, and at a local meat packing plant. He also ran for Portland City Council in 2013, wrote a weekly column in the now defunct Portland Daily Sun, and currently writes a weekly column in The Portland Phoenix.