1. STOP IT

    Maine Gov. LePage Admits Racist Rant

    Maine Governor Paul LePage pauses at the end of his prepared remarks as he testifies before a U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing to review draft legislation on hydropower, on Capitol Hill in Washington May 13, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    Reuters

    One month after infamously ranting about drug dealers coming to Maine and impregnating white women, the state's Gov. Paul LePage admitted he meant for his remarks to have racial implications.

    "These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty... they come up here, they sell their heroin... half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave," the incendiary governor said in January. LePage and his staff initially denied any racial motivations for the rant.

    But during a Tuesday radio interview, he finally confessed: "I had to go scream at the top of my lungs about black dealers coming in and doing the things that they’re doing to our state. I had to scream about guillotines and those types of things before they were embarrassed into giving us a handful of DEA agents. That is what it takes... It takes outrageous comments and outrageous actions to get [the state legislature] off the dime."

    Read it at Bangor Daily News