Baldacci Bash Worth The Money?

25 May

The Hangover was recently extended a kind invitation from the Maine Democratic Party:  A pre-convention celebration with: 

 

*GOV. JOHN BALDACCI*

 

 

 

(Their typeface, not mine)
Thank you, MDP for this thrilling opportunity.  What citizen wouldn’t like to discuss the absurd school consolidation plan  proposed by the Governor last year?  Then one might enquire why the Governor based the state budget on the savings generated by it, when the plan actually had little chance of passing.   And of course, there’s the whole tax structure issue, where Mainer’s hit the Triple Crown of Giving:  high property taxes, a 5 to 7 percent  sales tax on just about everything but groceries, and an 8% state income tax (nearly 3% higher than Mass–, er, Taxachusetts).  We would also like to hear the Governor’s views on diminishing non-service industry-based jobs.  And considering that the service sector is doing well, perhaps he could explain why we don’t have any Emperor’s Club VIP franchises yet.  This state, in technical economic terms, is a mess. 
Unfortunately, The Hangover will not be attending the Celebration.  The event costs a prohibitive $250 per person (unless you were one of the first ten people to reply to the email, which allowed you to get in for a late-night infomercial-ish $100.  No, we are not making that up).  So, we’ll let the developers, lawyers, bankers, and businessmen do cocktails and weenies with the holder of Maine’s highest office. 
However, the invitation did the leave The Hangover with one question:  How much to celebrate with a good Governor?  
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5 Responses to “Baldacci Bash Worth The Money?”

  1. Chilly Nate May 28, 2008 at 8:53 am #

    No wonder he’s the least paid Governor in the US.

  2. Sir Martin Wagstaff May 28, 2008 at 9:54 pm #

    One positive: at least we won’t be dumb enough to elect another stooge like Bald-Archie, right? I mean, tell me I right? Please let someone south of Augusta win next time. Let John Martins worry about the rest of the state.

  3. aaron, of course May 30, 2008 at 11:14 am #

    Wow! Taxes too high? No access to the decision maker? A derth of ‘Good’ manufacturing jobs? Sounds like a conservative platform to me!

    HEY! I have a great idea! Let’s do MORE of these bad things in November. And let’s do it to the WHOLE COUNTRY! Let’s raise taxes more by rolling back the tax cuts, let’s elect an elitist who believes ‘our time has come’, let’s elect someone who would put a stranglehold on manufacturing with heavy-handed, counter-productive and un-necessary gov’t intervention.

    Or we could elect the guy who actually voted against the President’s tax cuts, who actually voted to limit our First Ammendment Right of Free Speech with over-reaching campaign finance reform, who supports subverting America’s sovereignty by faling to support a safe and secure border.

    We’re screwed.

  4. aaron, of course May 30, 2008 at 11:15 am #

    …and by ‘conservative platform’ I meant an argument a conservative might make against your current governor…

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