March 20, 2015 9:30 am -

11d72267518a4e7b8f01482e8fa4cab0-11d72267518a4e7b8f01482e8fa4cab0-0[su_r_sky_ad]Phenomenally popular author Stephen King is a resident of Maine – and has a few choice words for Governor Paul LePage:

Governor Paul LePage of Maine likes to be provocative, and sometimes he says things that are untrue. The latest misstatement, reported Thursday by the Portland Press Herald, came during the governor’s weekly radio address, when he said Maine’s income tax is a reason people move out of the state. He cited Stephen King as a prime example. Problem is, that’s nonsense. “Governor LePage is full of the stuff that makes the grass grow green,” the best-selling author told a local radio station. “Tabby and I pay every cent of our Maine state income taxes, and are glad to do it. We feel, as Governor LePage apparently does not, that much is owed from those to whom much has been given. We see our taxes as a way of paying back the state that has given us so much. State taxes pay for state services. There’s just no way around it. Governor LePage needs to remember there ain’t no free lunch.” LePage’s office later issued a revised version of his radio address that didn’t mention King.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

13 responses to Author Stephen King Slams His Tea Party Governor

  1. jybarz March 20th, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Looks like the teabagger picked a fight with the wrong guy… It doesn’t have to be Pacquiao.

  2. Suzanne McFly March 20th, 2015 at 10:36 am

    The tea party is scarier than anything King has ever written.

    • Anomaly 100 March 20th, 2015 at 10:37 am

      This ^.

    • Long Tom March 20th, 2015 at 10:43 am

      As Mr. King has noted:

      “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”

    • Long Tom March 20th, 2015 at 10:43 am

      As Mr. King has noted:

      “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”

    • Larry Schmitt March 20th, 2015 at 11:27 am

      And everything King has written, even though it’s fiction, has more truth in it, than anything the tea party has said.

  3. Jake March 20th, 2015 at 10:48 am

    He makes an excellent point – the extreme right-wingers and the corporations who fund them want a free ride – they want to use our roads, our parks, drink our water, use our police and our army but they want someone else i.e patriotic Democrats, to pay for it – how long can we support these freeloaders?

  4. Hirightnow March 20th, 2015 at 11:48 am

    It’s not just the rallying cry of those who eschew the”takers” and “freeloaders”.
    Way to go Steve!

  5. thinkingwomanmillstone March 20th, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Later LaPage’s office rewrote history to eliminate the facts.

  6. SophieCT March 20th, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    LaPage, the guy who’s paycheck comes from taxpayers…perhaps he could cut that from the budget.

  7. Bunya March 20th, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Paul LePage is right! We must get rid of the freeloaders, sucking off the government teat. I await the resignation of Maine’s biggest freeloader, Paul LePage, to resign and pony up, like the rest of us.

  8. William March 20th, 2015 at 2:39 pm


  9. rg9rts March 20th, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Gee just issue a new statement and everything is hunky dory….yeah right