I’ve been posting about Governor Paul LePage (R-Maine) who said that he decided not to go to the state NAACP celebrations for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day because he was otherwise engaged. And by “decided not to go” I mean he responded to his critics by uttering those now-infamous sweet nothings, “Tell them to kiss my butt.”
Some of the other things he said are in this audio:
“My son happens to be black.”
And what does that have to do with refusing to attend a NAACP Martin Luther King, Jr. event? Nothing.
And exactly which “son” is he referring to? Or maybe a better question would be, when is a son not a son? Answer: When he’s exploited by his fake father on Martin Luther King Day.
This declaration drew focus onto LePage’s relationship with the young man. And as the Portland Press Herald reports, the young man who LePage called his son — Devon Raymond Jr. — isn’t technically his son. It remains unclear exactly how close the two are, or were — or what the exact nature of their relationship is.
They met in Jamaica through Raymond’s father, who caddied for LePage during a vacation, said Dan Demeritt, LePage’s spokesperson, according to the newspaper. Raymond moved in with the LePage family in 2002.
Raymond is neither a U.S. citizen nor has he been formally adopted by LePage, the Press Herald reports.
Wait, so LePage is referring to a black, non-citizen as his son? And this not-citizen, not-son is living in his house? Where are his papers? His birth certificate?
Gasp! What will the tea party say? Orly, are you taking this down?