Much ado about Cutler

Cynthia: Eliot Cutler was recently described by a Boston Globe columnist as a guy “who conveys the sense of someone who believes his superiority as a would-be governor is so self-evident that it’s a little wearying to have to point it out.” When asked the spoiler question, Cutler apparently said of Gov. Paul LePage and Congressman Mike […]

A debate on Maine’s status as oldest, whitest

Editor’s Note: He Said, She Said is taking a break this week. Instead, we’ve posed a question to Mike Cianchette, the Republican part of the He Said, She Said duo, and guest columnist Ian Grady. They have offered responses from their respective points of view. Cynthia Dill will return next week.   Maine is the oldest […]

Ad nauseam

Mike: Cynthia, the onslaught of television campaign ads has begun! Thankfully, at least some have been entertaining. Political columnist Don Roberts writes that Gov. Paul LePage won round 1, but I think Eliot Cutler’s debate spot is effective as well. What is your favorite thus far? Cynthia: I don’t have a direct answer for you, […]

What’s the beef with unions?

Cynthia:  In the spirit of Labor Day, Mike, I say we grill up some veggie burgers and talk about unions. Mike:  Sounds great, but I’m sticking with beef. Cynthia: I wonder if public-sector unions will be the red meat in elections here like they were in Wisconsin. Do people think about “Labor” now as largely white-collar government bureaucrats, […]