Gov. LePage makes cameo in viral video about shaming poor people

For the better part of a decade now, Maine governor Paul LePage has embarrassed the people of the Pine Tree State with his seemingly constant stream of offensive statements, and backwards, thoughtless policy.

Photo- Troy R. Bennett, BDN.

Photo- Troy R. Bennett, BDN.

Yesterday the news site ATTN: featured LePage in a cameo spot for a video about how conservative politicians and media sources dishonestly use marginalized communities as scapegoats in order to stoke anger and garner support for themselves.

The video, posted online on Monday, has already gone viral.

LePage’s spot is hard to miss:


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.