For the first time in months I had something political to be excited about —hearing that Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld are coming to Lewiston!
“Mainers need to know that the issue is more about how we end prohibition and doing it in a way that works for our state and the people who live here.” (Dennis Hammac)
And I, for one, am hoping the future members of the 128th Legislature are paying attention.
Have my children been learning about conflict resolution and problem solving from educators and administrators who are incapable of these tasks themselves?
Looking into the money trails behind referendum questions and leadership PACs over the last year has left me feeling like out of staters are hijacking our state’s culture by hijacking our political process.
I know I’m not alone in feeling the kind of grief that leaves you feeling like you’re constantly working around a giant hole that suddenly appeared in your life. A hole that gets its biggest when you life has you feeling small.
I am not affiliated with either party, so I’d like to add a third group to Dill’s “leftists” and “rightists” that she holds in such contempt. Middlists.
“Feeling the Johnson” seems like a relatively tame way to say I’ll be taking a good, long, hard look at the Johnson/Weld ticket between now and November.
2. Bernie Sanders with a troupe of followers doing an “I told you so” song and dance number.
Many members of the audience seemed new to the idea of medical marijuana, and seniors made up a significant portion.