Maine governor ends speech after 45 seconds: ‘Thank you, you idiots’
He ended by saying, “I’m not in the mood.”
The governor spotted signs calling him “Maine’s shame” and grading his environmental record as an “F,” and he appeared to lose his concentration just 15 seconds into a speech dedicating the Theodora J. Kalikow Education Center, named for UMF’s former longtime president.
“It’s an honor to be here, uh, to be here on this rare occasion, at the university where it is named the University of Maine, which is part of our great state and has a great history, uh,” the newspaper quoted the governor as saying.
He then abruptly walked away from the podium just 45 seconds into his speech, saying, “I’m sorry, I’m done — I’m just not in the mood.”
LePage insulted the protesters as he walked through the crowd, as bystanders laughed at the sputtering governor.
“Thank you, you idiots out back there with the signs,” LePage said.